Mark’s brings a unique dynamic and skillset to American Land Brokers team in his expertise in accounting and tax, business model development, and consulting. Mark’s priorities in life begin with his faith and devotion to God, then his care for his family, and then in using the abilities and talents God has given him to serve those around him.
Mark is married to his lovely wife, Ruth, and has 4 daughters – Eva, Norah, Violet and Piper. He was born in Australia and moved to the States in ’94 and to Northern Colorado in ‘99. He spent 4 years in the Marine Corps and went on to finish his undergraduate degree in Business Management. Shortly thereafter, Mark entered the corporate world as a mid-level manager at Target. However, this environment and mindset felt stifling to him, so he began looking for a more specialized skillset that would allow him to be more creative and engaged with helping people. He found this very dynamic open to him when he took a job at an accounting firm, finding he had a knack for numbers and enjoyed engaging people on practical level with their business efforts.
While pursuing a Masters Degree in Accounting and Financial Management and his CPA license, Mark began his own accounting business that would eventually become his CPA Firm. With this business, he worked with a wide variety of clients in fields such as retail, construction, service, non-profit, marketing, grocery, real estate leasing, and real estate brokers. While there are many practical realities of managing finance and tax, Mark’s real enjoyment in his work came with the ability to consult and develop robust business models to help clients find creative solutions to the problems in their business, business environment, and building thriving, profitable businesses. This focus led him to partner with Marv and Michelle with American Land Brokers because they share the same values and desires to bring value to clients and to impact lives for eternity. Mark is a great asset to American Land Brokers and our ability to service our clients with a wide range of services they need to manage their real estate investments.
Where You’ll Find Mark on His Downtime:
Mark spends his spare time with his wife and children, reading a good book (the Bible is his favorite!), sharing life with friends, or engaging in discussions about worldviews and eternity with people from coffee shops to street corners.
Mark 8:35-37 "For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?"
Why Mark is Here on Earth:
“Jesus says that we are to ‘seek first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added to us.’ All these things are the realities of life lived on earth, including time, money, family, friends, health, and possessions. I’m choosing to seek first the kingdom of God because life is too short to worry about anything less. I find the rest of life is in its right order, purpose and perspective when I put God first.”