Born in South Carolina, Mark and his parents moved to thePalm Beach Gardens area in 1980. It was at this time Mark found his love for boating. Following high school, Mark entered in to the U.S. Navy. Here he became a Navy diver and completed a 5 year tour. After completing his tour, Mark returned to South Florida. He began a new career in the boating industry, working for an aluminum manufacturing company that supplies parts and pipe to all major boat and yacht builders.
Lighthouse Point Marina