Mark joined PayneWest Insurance in 2015 as a personal insurance sales executive in the Whitefish office. A native of the Flathead Valley, Mark moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, to attend the University of Nebraska. While there, he played football winning back-to-back national championships in 1994 and 1995. His experience in athletics taught him the importance of hard work, dedication and teamwork. Mark has been part of the insurance industry for 17 years. He started as an owner and operator of a captive insurance agency in Nebraska, where he learned many valuable lessons in the importance of reviewing and customizing each insurance policy. Mark moved to Kalispell in 2004 and worked in the flood insurance industry as a manager of quality assurance within the IT department. In his spare time, Mark enjoys spending time with his two children, Tadan and Cameron, exercising and attending sporting events.