Originally from Central Massachusetts, Mark moved to Chelsea, Vermont as a young teenager. At the same time he began listening to the music of Mississippi John Hurt, Norman Blake, and Tony Rice and quickly fell in love with the acoustic guitar. While working at a local hardware store at the age of 15, he met store regular Eric Goodenough, marking the beginning of a friendship that would eventually lead Mark to begin training under Michael Millard in 2016. After a couple years, Mark was hired on as a full-time member of the Froggy Bottom team and has been a part of the shop since.
In his free time Mark enjoys gigging around Vermont, playing clawhammer banjo, and hunting for old red spruce boards reclaimed from buildings built in the 1800s.