Mark Gray has been a lifelong resident of southeastern North Carolina, having been born in Southport, North Carolina and has resided in Wilmington, North Carolina for the last 14 years. He is certified by the Electronics Technician's Association of Greencastle, Indiana as a Master Certified Electronics Technician and holds 14 additional technical certifications in areas such as Fiber Optics, Telecommunications, Networking Technologies, Cabling Technologies and Computer Technology. Mark is the Lead Instructor for the Electronics Engineering Technology program at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington North Carolina and was previously an adjunct instructor in the Computer Engineering dept. Mark has held various technical positions at Bellsouth Telecommunications, the New Hanover County North Carolina school system, Corning Inc. and DAK Americas. Among his other interests are Tae Kwon Do (2nd degree black belt and instructor) scale modelling, genealogy and metal detecting. Mark is also a member of American Mensa and is a testing proctor for that organization.