With his love for the state of New Jersey and his affection for the strange, Mark blended the two into a magazine called Weird N.J. It was an adventurous concept that explored every unbelievable tale he would hear while traveling around the state. The response to the publications was overwhelming. Thus, the journey to uncover little-known weird stories about the other 49 states began.
Mark has been in the publishing industry most of his life as a graphic designer, writer, and man behind the scenes on the New Jersey music front. During the last 7 years he’s been traveling across the United States—sometimes with a camera crew for the Weird U.S. television series—and sometimes just jumping in the car and hitting the road, with only cryptic notes and crude directions as the guide.
He is of New Jersey, from the county of Essex where he lives with his wife Shirley and their daughter. He likes rock ‘n’ roll, vacations “down the shore,” and was voted “most likely to spontaneously combust” in his high school yearbook.