Originally from Indiana, and Ohio, Mark moved to Sarasota in 1986. He graduated from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, in 1991 and started in the golf business shortly thereafter. An accomplished player, Mark competed at the collegiate level and launched his professional career in 1993 as an assistant PGA professional at University Park Country Club, Sarasota, FL. In 1998 Mark earned full membership into the PGA of America and served as Director of Golf at Bent Tree Country Club from 2000-2008. During that fifteen year span the growth of golf course communities in the area expanded rapidly and Mark watched carefully as the various country clubs created their own message or niche in the market. This knowledge, coupled with a marketing mind, led Mark to start the area’s most prominent golf-related marketing company, Play Golf Sarasota, in 2009. Play Golf Sarasota works with over thirty area courses and private clubs providing expert advice to new-comers looking for the perfect fit for their new Florida lifestyle. As a licensed Realtor with deep knowledge of the local Country Club communities, Mark has the unique ability to find the perfect match for those looking to bridge the gap from their home up North into the right community here on Florida’s Suncoast.
"Transitioning from the Northeast or Mid-West to the weather in Sarasota is easy, finding the right social environment and country club lifestyle is a critical decision for long-term happiness.“With over 20 years experience and hundreds of industry relationships in the market, no one is more qualified to help new-comers find the perfect Home and “Club Life” match.