Meet Jon Mark
Lawyer, Actor, Writer
I was born in Tyler while my father was Pastor of the Baptist Church in Bullard, Texas. I come from the hard scrabble working class folk of Southeast Texas. When I was four my parents became missionaries, and I spent my childhood climbing coconut trees, eating sugarcane from the fields, and wearing shoes only when required while growing up in Trinidad & Tobago in the West Indies. My high school years were spent on the border in El Paso, Texas. There I fell in love with West Texas, New Mexico, the mountains and the Trans-Pecos. I graduated from Baylor University (1988) and St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio (1992).
While at Baylor I met and married Claire Hirschfelt, of San Angelo—the best decision I ever made. After law school, I accepted my first job in San Angelo and haven't looked back since. We brought our two children into the world in West Texas.