Mark Hood received his associate's degree in the Philippines and a bachelor's and master's degree in psychology from the University of Missouri. He then received specialized training in biofeedback and stress management from the Menninger Clinic. He was previously the director of biofeedback at North Hills Hospital in Kansas City and was the marketing director and facilitated clinical groups at Parkview Hospital in Topeka.
He is a member of several national speakers' bureaus. Mark has been the host of radio and TV programs and produces a weekly advice column on mental health through optimism. He has also taught psychology courses in Kansas and Missouri colleges and is a contract photographer.
His primary interest has been to detect the factors within stress resilient personalities and then implementing these into people's lives.