Mark started his culinary journey as a bus boy at age 15. From there he worked his way up from dishwasher to grill cook. Working along side of Chef Chris at many local restaurants, he was able to help his parents pay for art school. After 16 years in the food industry, he turned his spatula in for a computer mouse working at several agencies and a newspaper before starting his own freelance graphic design company. This allowed him to be a stay at home dad for his two boys, Adam and Jacob. Now that his boys are grown, he has come full circle back to the kitchen. Mark started at McHales as a part-time employee in the fall of 2011 and a year later came onboard full-time. In March 2014 Mark accepted the position of Production Coordinator.