Mark spent his childhood "all the way down south" in Brattleboro. Much of his family lived in the Windsor and Orleans counties of Vermont where they were farming before the Revolutionary War.
Mark’s mom recognized that he had "sawdust in his veins" back when he was four years old cutting little strips of paper into uniform "firewood" pieces. Maybe the love of working in the woods was passed from his great-grandfather who travelled out West to cut big timber in the early 20th century, or perhaps from his grandpa who used to drive logs from Hartland down to Cersosimo's mill in Brattleboro.
Mark started working at a local sawmill owned by Will Gouin while still in high school. Now a member of Woodmizer's Pro-Sawyer Network, his work has been featured in several episodes of Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters". Our house, barn, and even the local Putney General Store was built from trees that he cut and milled. He currently serves as an officer in the Vermont Army National Guard.
Random MB fact:
The summer of '92 Mark had a job scuba diving to wash boat bottoms in Sippican Harbor.
Favorite farm stand offering:
Mark: Grilled Beer-Can Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and pork Gravy.