Mark has been doing taxes for over eighteen years. He spent three years at a "Big 4" Public Accounting firm as well as working at a Regional Firm and also with Sole Proprietors. Mark has rounded out his business acumen by serving as a Corporate Controller as well.
In addition to his Accounting Experience, he
worked as a Financial Professional for a Fortune 100 Company advising his clients
on all aspects of life-long financial planning. Mark holds a CPA certificate, and licenses as a General
Securities Representative, Health and Life Insurance, and Long Term Care
Insurance sales in North Carolina.
Mark is also a retired Army Officer and a decorated combat
veteran. He spent a total of 21 years in
the U.S. Army between the active and reserve components. Mark enlisted in the Army at the age of 18, and
attained the rank of Staff Sergeant before attending the grueling Officer Candidate
School (OCS) program. Mark served as the
Class President for his OCS class and was a Distinguished Military Graduate of
the course. In 2004 Mark deployed to Iraq for a year
in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and retired in 2006 with the rank
of Captain. The highlight of Mark’s
military career was serving as the Unit Commander for a Battery
of self-propelled 155MM Howitzers.
Mark is active in support of veterans and is a lifetime
member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is a past Commander of a VFW Post as well as serving in other Officer
positions for the VFW Post as well.
In his spare time Mark enjoys acting in theater productions
as well as performing stand-up comedy.
He enjoys writing and is currently working on two books that will likely
never be published. When the weather is
nice, Mark hits the road on his 2009 Harley Davidson Super Glide Custom and
enjoys exploring the beautiful country roads of North Carolina.
Mark is a graduate of the University of
Massachusetts/Dartmouth and has earned an MBA at Campbell University
in Buies Creek, NC.