Mark started out his professional life as a high school English teacher but after three years of teaching, changed his profession to EMS. Mark started as an EMT-Basic with American Medical Response in Colorado Springs and worked there for several years before earning his Paramedic certification in 2011. After working as a 911 paramedic at AMR, Mark was hired at Pikes Peak Community College, the same institution where he earned his EMT and Paramedic certs, as an emergency medical technician and wilderness first responder instructor. After 3 years as an instructor, Mark was hired as a contract paramedic by Remote Medical International where he worked on industrial projects here in the US as well as military contracts overseas. He has been with UPRHSD for 1.5 years and works as both a 911 and community paramedic. Mark has two beautiful children and one very tolerant wife of 12 years and enjoys spending as much time outside as possible.