Mark graduated with a B.A. in German and an M.S. in Education with an emphasis in TESOL from California State University, Fullerton, where he also taught ESL. He lived in Germany for three years and he spent three years teaching English in Japan. He has also taught ESL at Green River Community College and the University of Washington. Mark has been teaching in the English Language Institute and in Developmental Education at Bellevue College since 1999. In his free time, Mark loves to travel and has been to over 30 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. He also enjoys golf and bowling.