Mark Felderman is married to Rebecca Felderman. He has four children: Marshall (wife Emily), Samuel, William, and Regina; and four grandchildren. His hometown is Bellevue, Iowa, although he has also lived in Chariton, Emmetsburg, Cedar Rapids, Ames and Iowa City, as well as Texas and Nebraska. He earned a BS from Iowa State University, a BGS from the University of Iowa, and a MS-Ed from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.
Mark is retired, and enjoys part-time work with the Iowa Cubs baseball team, the Iowa Barnstormers football team, and as a substitute teacher. Mark has spent most of his adult life in education. For 29 years Mark was a high school teacher and coach, the most recent 15 years at Chariton High School (economics, government, geography, and speech) and 10 years in Emmetsburg. He finished his career in education as the Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs for Professional Educators of Iowa. Mark has also enjoyed part-time work as a community college instructor, public speaker, and radio broadcaster. He is active in church, the Foundation for Teaching Economics, the Faith Athletic Booster Club, and is a volunteer at the Governor’s mansion, Terrace Hill. He has been honored as C-SPAN National Champion Teacher, and Iowa National Guard Civilian Supporter of the Year.