Mark Eugene Matthews was born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Mark started 1st grade at Lakewood Elementary; attended Davis Hills Middle School, and Lee High School. He was in the first graduating class at Johnson High, in Huntsville, Alabama. He has a degree in law and criminology, from Calhoun College and attended Athens State before entering The Huntsville Police Academy and after graduating became employed with the Huntsville Police where he has been since 1979. Mark married Regina Kay Roden, born June 26, 1957 in Huntsville, Alabama on May 15, 1981. Regina has a degree in Accounting and worked for Intergraph for many years but now is working for a contractor at Redstone Arsenal. They are members of Mount Zion Baptist Church and they live at 110 Spano Rd., Madison, Alabama. Mark & Regina have three children.