Mark has a bachelors degree in Business Marketing from Texas Tech
When not writing or playing music Mark spends his time cooking, working out, reading, and spending time with his wife and 4 daughters.
At age 11, Mark received an impromptu guitar lesson from ZZ Top frontman and family friend Billy F. Gibbons, who also was Best Man in Mark's older sister's wedding.
Mark prefers to write songs early in the morning and writes all of the Strayhearts songs.
He enjoys a shot of American Bourbon before each show. He insists "It calms the nerves and warms the throat"
While attending Belmont University in Nashville, Mark worked at MCA Records and was involved in the launch of artists like Gary Allan, Lee Ann Womack, and Chris Knight.
Mark's dream car is a Black 1961 Lincoln Continental with Suicide Doors.
His favorite books are about American and Texas history. Also he's a Presidential History buff.
Favorite food is (of course) Tex-Mex. It's a San Antonio thing...
Mark plays Guitar, Drums, Piano, Harmonica, Banjo, Accordion, and Bass.