Fr. Mark was born and raised in Worcester, MA where St. Mary's was his home parish. He graduated from Worcester State College (BS in Clinical Psychology) in 1992. After graduating, he worked for the Seven Hills Foundation in Worcester as a job coach for adults with disabilities and significant life challenges. After this, he worked at Worcester State Hosptial in a program designed to treat troubled adolescent boys. He currently resides in Leicester, MA with his wife Colleen and their two daugters, Paige and Abby.