Mark McWhorter was born and raised in northeast Alabama and developed an interest in the outdoors at an early age. Growing up near Mount Cheaha gave him the opportunity to hike and backpack along the highest points in Alabama where he found an affinity for the high, lonely places. A service and mission-minded person, search and rescue was the perfect fit. Mark has been involved with RAT-SAR since 2018 and is certified as a NASAR SARTECH 1. In addition to taking classes with Randall’s Adventure and Training, his other interests include sailing. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law.