On June 28,2009 Mark was injured in a swimming accident at Bridgeport. He is a Hotshot Captain of the Feather River Hotshots for the United States Forest Service. He has been a Fire Fighter for the last 17 years. Since then he has not only fought fires but he has been given the medal of honor and the presidential award for saving the life of a young boy. Mark has always been a risk taker and with that ability he has put his duties as a fire fighter into full effect. He also is a loving husband and proud father of his two children. He has always done what he can for his family. Now in return we must do what we can to assist him.