Matthew D. Mark was born in SE Michigan where he currently resides. Matthew entered the United States Army after high school and served in active duty and reserve capacities. After active duty he earned a degree in Law Enforcement which he put to use working for a small local police department. He currently puts his education and experience to work as public safety officer for a large, private corporation. In his desire to learn as many skills as possible, he became an instructor for self defense in coursework accredited through MCOLES, and OCAT pepper spray training along with instructor status for hand cuffing and use of force continuum. He still applies those skills in training courses today. Matthew is a fire arms enthusiast who enjoys shooting with family and friends. Stock car racing, camping, football and hockey are among his favorite past times. He also enjoys outdoor activities and camping. He rounds out his hobbies with computers and entertainment. His greatest joy in life his daughter Kayla, pictured next to him in Hawaii, 2011. "She is my greatest inspiration for everything that I do," he says.