Mark was born not in Enid, America but rather Okeene. At a very young age, his family transplanted to Enid and he has lived his entire life here except for a 4 year stint in the Kansas City area.
As a child, he watched as the T-37s and T-38s roared over head. He smelled Champlin Refinery in all of it's glory and later saw the glow in the sky from the fire. He remembered the sight of wheat trucks hauling in the harvest to some of the world's largest grain elevators. He attended Tri-State back when you would count the number of out of state bands and the carnival was still between the courthouse and post office. Yes, Mark is a true Northwest Oklahoman.
Mark strongly believes in Enid's potential and is currently raising his family here based on that belief. He also still believes in Santa Claus so take that for what it's worth.
Mark hopes one day to be inducted into the mythical "City Fathers" club in Enid.