Mark is a Licensed Professional Counselor who maintains a
private practice serving individuals and couples. He provides marriage counseling and pre-marital counseling using the Prepare-Enrich
curriculum developed by David H. Olson, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Life Innovations and Professor Emeritus, Family Social Science,
University of Minnesota.
Mark has assisted Dr. Larry Miller at The Divorce Recovery and Family Resources
Center in Austin since 2004 by facilitating and teaching When Your Relationship Ends. He has also facilitated and taught
the Building a Healthy Relationship seminar. He is currently teaching Healthy Relationships with Self and Others.
He and his wife Glenda have been married nineteen years and have two grown children. They are members of St.
Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. Mark experienced his own limitations in relationship skills when a prior
marriage ended in divorce. During the following years he gained an appreciation for the skills and efforts required to construct
Mark, a native Austinite, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1974
with a Liberal Arts degree. Following a 30-year career in commercial banking, including the position of President/CEO
of First City Bank - Northwest Hills, he felt a need to more directly give back to others. Subsequently he earned a Master
of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. He established his
counseling practice in 2003.
Mark has served as a resource speaker for numerous civic organizations, churches
and businesses. He has served as a chaplain at the Travis County Correctional Complex and as a pastoral minister at Austin
Recovery Center. He has also served as a counselor and supervisor at Capitol Area Mental Heath Center.