2017 STOL DRAG World Champion
Born in Gresham, Oregon, in 1972, Mark started life as a high-energy, curious child. In the fifth grade, Mark was "diagnosed" (by an unqualified counselor) as having ADHD, and was put in a special education class with the mentally handicapped and school "trouble makers." Although he was quickly removed from the class, that label would stick with him for the rest of his life. However, not being inclined to limitation, Mark went on to build multiple successful companies, starting the first at the age of 15 and employing hundreds by the age of 21.
Mark is currently the owner of BlueStep Technologies, 4Care Pharmacies, Prodigy Engineering, and Growth Climate Relationship Education and Therapy Centers. Past achievements have included building several other successful businesses, both large and small. He was the host of his own motorsports show on ESPN, and is consistently rated as one of the top presenters and trainers in the country.
Most recently, Mark received recognition for breaking the Transcontinental World Speed Record. Flying a self-built airplane across the United States, he bested Howard Hughes’ January, 1937 record by 6.68 mph.
Mark enjoys collecting, building, and flying airplanes, and donates his time and personal helicopter to the Utah County Search and Rescue. In 2010, the state of Utah awarded Mark with The Citizen Lifesaving Award.
Mark is an identical twin and lives in Spanish Fork, Utah, with his wife and four sons.