Mark was 48 when he retired in 2016 after being diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer’s Disease. A tax accountant for over twenty years, his work focused primarily on trusts, estates, and non-profit entities.
In the early 1990s, he led a local chapter of the U.S. Jaycees, and was twice elected President. Today, Mark uses the skills he honed in the Jaycees to work with the Dementia Action Alliance and help eliminate the stigmas associated with a dementia related diagnosis. His own diagnosis has been changed to mixed dementia. He is an avid landscape and astrophotographer, postal history and stamp collector, genealogist, and gardener.