A casual conversation between friends led to Mark becoming the first full-time employee of Rainier Asphalt & Concrete in May, 2002. In the beginning, Mark ran mostly seal coating and striping crews, but as the company expanded into new disciplines and became a year-round business, he now mostly manages projects and other operational aspects of the business. At heart Mark enjoys performing the work, and the camaraderie and sense of accomplishment associated and can occasionally be found working on crews when his schedule allows. Mark lives in Carnation, WA with his wife and three children. He enjoys being a husband and father, home projects, sports, and traveling to warm destinations in the winter.