Mark Griffith was born and raised in Southern California. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 15. Mark graduated from Crespi Carmelite High School at 17 and joined the United States Navy, where he served on a Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine. Upon receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Mark returned to Southern California, where he attended the University of Southern California. Mark graduated from USC in 1981, with degrees in Economics and Finance.
Upon graduation from USC, Mark moved to the Bay Area, and began his insurance career, in January, 1982, where he worked as a solicitor for Winchester Insurance Agency, in Fremont. In 1983, Mark was hired as a broker, by A. Mason Blodgett & Associates, which at the time, was one of the largest independent insurance brokerages in San Francisco.
In 1986, Mark was appointed Vice President at Blodgett, thus becoming the youngest Vice President in the history of the firm. Mark maintains his commitment to professionalism, having received the Accredited Advisor in Insurance and Certified insurance Counselor designations. Mark and his wife, Lynn, live in Cottonwood, on their Rare Breeds Ranch, where they breed Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, Peruvian Paso Horses, Alpacas and sheep. They have five adult children and five grandchildren.