Mark is Peacehaven's Farm and Grounds Superintendent. In this role, he is responsible for all farming operations and maintenance of the grounds.
Mark was born in New Jersey but raised a Lowcountry boy in Walterboro, SC.He attended Presbyterian College in Clinton SC, where he played football and ran track.Prior to joining Peacehaven, Mark worked for 25 years in the technology field for two mid size companies, Hill-Rom. Inc in Charleston SC and United Guaranty in Greensboro. He has been married for 22 years to Elizabeth Burrell Socha, and they have two boys, Cooper, 18, and Sawyer, 16.
Mark loves interacting with all the people who come out to the farm for workdays and working with all the great equipment, tools and people that make Peacehaven the community garden that it has become.
"Once I truly understood the mission and vision of the farm I was hooked; it seems like the perfect fit," said Mark. "I’m most looking forward to learning and sharing as much as I can with our Core Members and young folks who work here on the farm."