Mark Frietch was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and grew up in a military family, which provided him with the opportunity to live in a number of locations throughout the United States such as Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, and South Carolina. He moved to North Carolina in 1988 and had the opportunity to live in a number of cities that surround Charlotte such as Concord, Monroe, Dallas, Huntersville, and Cornelius.
Mark attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Organizational Communications. Since graduating, Mark has had a successful career as a contract recruiter in the financial services industry and as a business owner of a social media consulting company, Frietch Consulting Group. Outside of operating a business, Mark speaks at a number of organizations to educate job seekers on how to be competitive in a challenging job market.
Mark is a member of the Carolinas Freedom Foundation while also serving Charlotte as Chairman of the Passenger Vehicle for Hire Board. In addition, he is a member of Elevation Church where he has volunteered on the church's VIP Team to welcome and connect with new guests. In the past, Mark has been a member of the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, and the Town of Cornelius Land Development Code Committee. He currently is a fellow of the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership.
Mark is a middle child and has one older brother and a younger sister. He is a proud uncle and adores his rescued Rhodesian Ridgeback/Australian Shepherd Mix dog, Charlie. Mark enjoys activities in his spare time such as cooking, volunteering in the community, hiking, exploring everything the "Queen City" has to offer, and playing sports.