Mark Shepherd’s work ethic is deep rooted. At 19, he paused his education at BYU to serve a service mission for his church in the Dominican Republic. Upon his return, he continued his schooling at UNM and began his business career working for his father’s Mobil/Chevron distributorship in Albuquerque. Working relationships created in that job led him to future opportunities with some of the nation’s top companies. He became the production manager for Bueno Foods, the nation’s second-largest producer of frozen Mexican food where he supervised 200+ employees producing 30+ products and was responsible for doubling and tripling production levels and creating an inventory/ordering system. He was recruited by Caterpillar in New Mexico to set up legal leasing into northern Mexico.
Mark’s last W-2 job was with AIG, where he oversaw the foreclosure of homes in Utah. He describes those years as the worst of his life as he saw lives torn apart in the foreclosure process. That led Mark to make the switch to a real estate career where he could focus on putting people into homes instead of taking them out. He began his career with RE/MAX and eventually purchased his own franchise, which had the distinction of having the highest transactions per agent in the state. He sold the brokerage in 2016 and started the Shepherd Real Estate Group.
Mark served as the president of Utah RRC as well as the Northern Wasatch Association of REALTORS®. He served twice as a Regional Vice President for RRC (two years covering Texas and two years covering the Northwestern states) and received the CRS/RRC President’s Award from Ron Canning and again from Leigh Brown. In 2016, he was named the Realtor of the Year for the Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors and was the Utah CRS of the Year in 2018.
Mark was elected as the Mayor of Clearfield City in 2013 and is now in his second term in that position.
Mark has been married to his wife Tammie for the past 30 years. They are the parents of seven children and three grandchildren.