MNA Disaster Response Associate Specialist, South Central Region
Mark and his wife Suzan live in Katy, TX, when not traveling in their RV and are members of Christ Church PCA. The Beckers are the parents of two adult daughters. Back in 1994, Mark joined a volunteer team cleaning out flooded homes in Beaumont, TX. Since then, he has regularly volunteered with responding teams including responding to Hurricane Floyd (1999), Hurricane Katrina (2005), and Beaumont flooding (2016). He and Suzan began serving as disaster site managers following Hurricane Harvey (2017) where they hosted local and traveling volunteer teams, interfaced with team leaders and coordinated team work assignments. Mark recently retired from his first career as a process engineer. His expertise was with paper mills and coal gasification technology. Following Hurricane Laura (2020), Mark has been serving with MNA Disaster Response at the Lake Charles, LA Hurricane Laura recovery site, coordinating teams and managing the overall operation of the recovery site, assisting MNA Regional Specialists, Keith Perry and Rick Lenz.