After receiving his Master degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University in 1998, Mark moved from Michigan to Florida to begin his professional career in substance abuse/addictions. Mark received his CAP in 2003 from the Florida Certification Board. With 20+ years of professional/clinical experience in addictions, Mark has worked in virtually all capacities and in all modalities of treatment: as a counselor, clinical supervisor and program director. Mark spent 15 years with Corrections based programs with the State of Florida and has extensive experience with the criminal justice and judicial system. When Mark is not working, you can find him on the beach playing his guitar, or reading Walt Whitman and Viktor Frankl. He thoroughly enjoys spending time with his beautiful family or preparing to get the call to join the Tampa Bay Rays as a relief pitcher.