In 1997, at just 29-years old, Mark made the brazen decision to leave one of the largest agencies in the nation and found Firehouse. Not surprisingly, the ambitious and idealistic attitude that led Mark to take that step is a trait that’s now ingrained into the agency’s DNA. Over the years, Mark transformed Firehouse from a small promotions company into a full-service advertising and branding agency. In addition, Mark helped create, and now sits on the board for, the 1 Million for Anna Foundation, whose mission is to help eradicate the childhood cancer known as Ewing Sarcoma. But at the end of the day, the tightknit, family-like culture at Firehouse is the accomplishment Mark is most proud of. That, and being a part of The University of Texas’ 1990 Elite 8 basketball team. Even if he didn’t get off the bench much.