Mark’s love of photography began his senior year of high school as a yearbook photographer, followed by 4 years as a Photographic Services work-study student for Northeaster State University, Tahlequah. Mark’s first professional job out of college was with Ruth Kelly Studio, Muskogee, OK, where he was a wedding and portrait photographer. Next, Mark moved into university photography, first for Northeastern State University, The University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts University. During his tenure at The University of Tulsa, Mark also enlisted in the Air National Guard where his duties required him to photograph all aspects of the 138th Fighter Wing’s activities. During his 28 years of military service, Mark deployed to Qatar and Iraq, documenting the 138th Fighter Wing wartime deployments.During his 10 years as Lead Instructor of Photography at Oklahoma State University / Institute of Technology, Mark lead the conversion from a fully film oriented program to a completely digital program.While working as a full time staff photographer, Mark has also freelanced for numerous clients, photographing a wide variety of subject matter from food, still life and products to annual reports, education, aviation and sports.