While he has accomplished much in his career and in his political life, Mark’s greatest accomplishment is his marriage of 30 years to his wife Tammie and seven amazing children. In 2019, Mark and Tammie had the privilege of adopting their oldest son whom they took in 13 years ago when he was 17. While their kids are mostly grown and will soon leave Mark and Tammie as empty nesters, they have all stayed close and are raising their families in northern Utah.
Principles Founded on Family
Mark Shepherd was born in Salt Lake City but grew up in Albuquerque, NM. He has lived in Clearfield for the past 22 years.
Mark began his business career working for his father’s Mobil/Chevron distributorship in Albuquerque and has worked for some of the nation’s top companies. He worked as the production manager for Bueno Foods, the nation’s second largest producer of frozen Mexican food, with Caterpillar setting up legal leasing and sales into northern Mexico and with AIG, which ultimately brought his family to Utah. He began his real estate career with RE/MAX and eventually purchased his own RE/MAX franchise in Layton. After selling his franchise in 2016, Mark founded the Shepherd Real Estate Group, an independent brokerage to allow him to better serve his clients and tailor his services to meet their needs. His business focuses primarily on military relocation, both to and from Utah.
Mark served nearly 9 years on the Clearfield Planning Commission before being elected to the City Council in 2007. After 6 years on the Council, Mark was elected as Clearfield City’s Mayor in 2013 and is now in his second term in that position.
Mark has served as an Honorary Commander for the 388th MXG for three years and is presently serving as the Honorary Commander for the 466th FS. He was appointed by Governor Herbert to serve on the Military Installation Development Authority (MIDA) which has responsibility for development of Falcon Hill at HAFB as well as other locations in Utah. He serves on the Utah Defense Alliance and on the Board of Directors for the local Air Force Association chapter. He is serving his second year as the Chairman of the Military Communities Council for the National League of Cities where he meets regularly with Mayors from across the nation whose communities are adjacent to a military installation.
Mark has been married to his wife Tammie for the past 30 years. They are the parents of seven children and three grandchildren. In his “spare” time, Mark will likely be found at a Real Salt Lake soccer game, searching for his ball at one of the local golf courses or at the gun range practicing his aim. Whichever activity that day might bring, you will almost always find one of his children by his side.