Mark is committed to creating and sustaining organizations and places that enhance the health of human and natural communities.

Mark is the Founder of the Byron Fellowship and is co-founder and Executive Partner of True Homes – one of the fastest-growing home builders in the country, and exclusive builder of Energy Star Homes. In his 30 year career in land development and home building, Mark has received national recognition for developing in harmony with nature, including two American Forests Global Releaf Awards and two National Awards of Excellence from the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Mark has served as Adjunct Professor at Ball State University and Indiana-Purdue University of Indianapolis, teaching Sustainable Community Development. He is currently serving on the board of the Wake Forest Divinity School, and is a Distinguished Advisor of The Children’s Museum in Indianapolis, IN.

He received his Bachelor’s degree in Government from Pomona College, California, and Master’s degree in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge, England. Mark and his wife Jill have four children between the ages of 12 and 20.