Mark West has been happily married 35 years, is the father of two sons, and has been engaged in business since adolescence. An entrepreneur at heart, Mark has been pursuing business opportunities throughout his life. From selling popsicles after school in junior high school to co-founding and growing a $100 million multi-state senior living healthcare company (which he sold in 2006), much of his life has been committed to the art of business.
Following his graduation from Tennessee Temple University with a degree in Accounting in 1980, Mark formally entered the business world and began to advance rapidly through the various opportunities that were presented to him, including passing the requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant. From the knowledge and skills he gained early on in his career, Mark was able to apply those principles to the development of a thriving enterprise of more than 1,500 employees in six states. While business was not always smooth and the horizon was not always sunny and clear, Mark learned much during the stormy periods as well as times of tranquility.