Mark graduated from from The University of Iowa in 1990 with a degree in English Literature. He does research on true tales of lost, buried and sunken treasure from all throughout history. During his research on lost treasure, Mark was able to put several ideas together that resulted in his latest work, a screenplay, Race To The Dragon's Den. Research turned out to be the key in this story. His main goal is having the plot include true accounts of lost treasure and then tying them in with current events.