Mark was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI. He always enjoyed drawing and took joy in expressing himself through other creative outlets. He attended Michigan State University for an education degree and currently holds two master’s degrees. He currently teaches 7th-grade science and coaches swimming and is always looking for new ways to use his creativeness. He has merged his love of science and art into a Periodic Table of Elements with each element taking on the form of a superhero with characteristics of the original element as well as a MOHS scale of mineral hardness that also has each mineral as a superhero. Mark has illustrated 2 children’s books as well as drawn the art for two card games, one of which was his own!