Atlanta, Georgia attorney Mark Richardson won four awards in his class, including the sole "Highest Award for Achievement," as a participant in Dale Carnegie Professional Development Training. He served a three-year term as a deacon at Intown Community Church in Atlanta, and sees God's hand in many of the things that have occurred in his life.

Mark was a ballboy for the Denver Nuggets basketball team for four seasons, and has himself retained an outmoded style of play reminiscent of those years in the late 1980's. He started playing golf at age seven, but has yet to conquer the game. While living in Scotland, Mark was the Most Valuable Player of the University of St. Andrews basketball team, and played golf at the historic "Old Course" frequently. He estimates that he has teed it up with people from 20 countries in his lifetime, and believes that sports have been a primary catalyst for his cultural learning and fellowship.

As a pre-teen, Mark developed an unusual degree of interest in math, computer programming and investing. These avocations later significantly informed his areas of concentration within his vocation. Mark is married to Emily, a family physician from South Carolina. Some of their best memories have been created by traveling. Their most recent international trips have been to Bermuda, Grenada, Costa Rica and Japan.