Mark Thomas was born in Louisville, Kentucky on the 24th of June, 1962. Mark and his sister Beth were raised by their parents in rural southern Indiana near Georgetown. He graduated from the Speed Scientific School of the University of Louisville in 1987 with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. Mark now lives in Springville, Indiana with his wife Marilyn and their son Casey and works as an engineer for the U.S. Navy at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane in Southern Indiana. Mark is an accomplished guitarist and records with the praise and worship band at his home church – Sherwood Oaks Christian Church of Bloomington, Indiana. ''''Where Adventure Meets Discovery'''' is his first book.