As co-founder at Cross Oak Group in 2010, and a partner, Mark has been involved in a diverse range of issues at the Texas Capitol, including outdoor and recreational entertainment, natural resources, beverage alcohol regulation, natural gas development, and the high tech industry. Mark also focuses a substantial portion on the firm’s business consulting practice.

Mark served his home town, and surrounding areas, in the Texas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2010, and was proud to be a common sense advocate for economic development, education, and business. A former chairman under Speaker Joe Straus, Mark dedicated his time in the Legislature to promoting the hard-working East Texas values he now employs on behalf of the firm’s clientele.

He is also a partner in his family’s business, which owns and operates restaurants throughout Texas and Florida.

A native of Paris, Texas, Mark was born and raised in rural Northeast Texas. He and his wife Mandeep now reside in Austin. He has three children, Hanna, Harrison, and Hayden. Mark earned a degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University, and received his M.B.A. from Angelo State University.