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Hi, I’m Mark.

I create unique solutions to unique problems.

Answering the “What do you do?” question is always hard for me

“I’m a producer,” I say. Well, what’s that? “I’m a creative director,” I say. One time I told a guy in New Jersey I was a designer. He thought I meant ‘fashion-design’. I was wearing gray sweatpants and a gray sweatshirt.

In short, I help charities and churches tell creative stories about themselves and the people they serve. Every creative project I work on is a custom solution designed to engage people in a way that communicates more effectively and maximizes fundraising efforts.

That’s it.

At the end of my day, if I can get your brand in front of more of the right people and do more good in the world, I’m happy.

I am available for a select number of special projects each month. Feel free to contact me through the form below. If I am unable to take on your project, I would love to at least point you in the right direction and give you a nickel’s worth of free advice.


Award Winning… I Guess

I’ve won some awards. They were gold and had my name on them. More importantly, I’ve helped charities and churches raise millions of dollars and help countless people around the world. I’ll take that over an award any day.


You’re so Money

I’ve been on staff at charities and churches. I know what a tight belt feels like. I work hard to create solutions that fit the budget.


There’s a ‘ME’ in Team!

I like to work alongside teams as if I’m right there on staff with you. There’s no ‘you guys’ there’s just ‘us’.


Be Available.

Availability is key. I return calls, emails, texts and carrier pigeons.


I Hate Timecards

I work smart and fast. I don’t track my time with clients. I track problems solved.


Getting Things Done

I’ve been doing this since 2002 — this is not my first rodeo. I know what needs to be done and I get out there and do it.


Mix it Up

No client and no project is ever the same. I’m always looking for a way to reinvent something and squeeze the best results out of it.

Family Man

There’s nothing I love more than being a husband to Sarah and a dad to August. Sarah and I have been married since 2006. We started out in Texas, moved to California, had a baby in 2008, and then moved back to Texas.

In 2015 we renovated an RV and hit the road for a year and a half. We traveled all over the eastern United States before settling back down in Waco, Texas.

We have an old cat named Phoebe and labradoodle named Harvey (he’s a complete nut-job).

 The Swell Lab Story

My wife, Sarah, has probably pulled an eye muscle or two rolling her eyes at the many, many business ideas I’ve come up with over the years.

Entrepreneurship is part of who I am. Maybe it’s an extension of my creative side. Maybe it’s my resistance to ever feeling stuck. Maybe it’s that my highest ideal is freedom, and entrepreneurship gives me that freedom. Whatever it is, it’s given us a lot of amazing opportunities to live an abundant life.

Officially, my business is called Swell Lab LLC. Under this umbrella, I operate a family of brands. From marketing consulting for charities, churches and for-profit businesses to a lifestyle travel brand and even a young YouTube channel on which my son and I put weird stuff in pinatas and break them. Each of these brands is designed to provide a free and abundant life for my family and to do more good in the world.

I’d love to hear from you

Reach out. Say, “Hi!”. Ask a question. Tell me a story. Write me a haiku. Sing me a song. Tell me a joke. Ask me a riddle.

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