Mark met his wife Laura in 1996. In 2000, they got married in Mom and Dad’s backyard in Elk Rapids. Mark loved the area and was eager to get out on the water. He finished 7th in his first tournament and cashed a check! That hooked him. From there he has done tournaments with the ABA and the BFL. That was the start of 2 Da Bay.
In 2007, he decided to fish more seriously which meant upgrading his boat. He sold his Bass Boat with a 150 HP motor for a newer Bass Boat with a 200 HP motor. That year he did 19 tournaments and was gone almost every weekend for 6 months. Mark qualified for the ABA Regional’s and finished 49th in the BFL-Michigan Division for 2007 and the highlight was the BFL- Wild Card in Decatur, AL.
In 2008 Mark obtained his first win on home waters in Detroit, Michigan. Mark won the FLW-Tour co-angler Championship.
In 2009, Mark is in search of his first victory as a Professional! When he is not chasing fish Mark is also noted for cooking up a gourmet meal. He always looks forward to making and fishing with his old and new friends and afterwards sitting down at the table to chat and end a great God given day and say thanks to all.