Mark is college educated animal nutritionist, environmental scientist, a breeder of American field Labrador retrievers, dog trainer, and author of Amazon.com’s best-selling book, To Your Dog’s Health. His book is based on his education, experience & thousands of hours of original research.
Previous to opening Thomaston Feed Mark worked as a high school physics and environmental science teacher for over 18 years. He currently resides in a suburb of Danbury, CT.
Over the years, Mark has owned more than 19 dogs, including 11 Labrador Retrievers at one time! Mark has conducted hundreds of seminars, as well as one-on-one consultations with dog owners, dog training facilities, pet hospitals, veterinarians, and other dog care providers. His hands-on holistic approach to pet health has successfully treated, cured, and in many cases, saved the lives of thousands of dogs and cats through proper diet and nutrition.
As the founder and owner of the largest holistic pet food retailer in the Northeast, Mark believes nutrition is the foundation of a dog’s health. When prepared properly, holistic pet food will improve a dog’s health, behavior, longevity, and temperament.
In the past, Mark also served on the advisory board for a dog food company called Mulligan Stew. He has been featured in local and national media, including the Associated Press, USA Today, USA Radio Network, MSNBC.com, sarasotadog.com, and many others. In 1988, he was awarded The Safari Club’s International Science Teacher of the Year in Connecticut.