Mark has been with Burk Royalty since 2013 and is responsible for the Land department. Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwestern University, a Masters degree in Business Administration and is a Certified Professional Landman. Before joining Burk, Mark was the Land Manager for Tanos Exploration, LLC, a private equity natural gas company in Tyler, Texas, and worked as a contract landman before that for several of the majors in East Texas. Mark is a member of the AAPL, ETAPL, and NTAPL, serves as an adjunct professor at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls and as an elder at Fairway Baptist Church. He is married to Sheila and they have two sons, Eli and Josiah.