Mark became a Virginia licensed auctioneer in 1995, and attended Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, graduating in 1993 in the summer before he graduated from high school.
In January 2018, Mark was honored to be presented with the Jake Horney Memorial Award. This award is presented to a Virginia Auctioneer Association auctioneer who has dedicated his entire career to the auction profession and the VAA from the shadows, not seeking the limelight. You can read more about the award here.
In August 2008, Mark placed fifth in the 31st Annual Virginia Auctioneer Association's State Champion Contest. He placed sixth in the August 2011 contest.
In his free time, he enjoys rabbit hunting with his beagle dogs and tinkering on small engines.
Mark is assisted by his wife, the former Teresa Shull. Teresa takes care of the cashier duties as well as secretarial and bookkeeper duties and maintaining the web page. Teresa also sets-up the small items for the auction. She is responsible for most activities concerning the online auctions.
Teresa is retired from JMU Athletics Communication where she was a graphic artist for almost 25 years.
In her retirement, Teresa is enjoying babysitting Piper, her first grandchild. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, genealogy, reading, and crafts of all kinds. Teresa and the girls have a craft business called The Sassy Doxies.
Mark and Teresa have two children, Marissa who was an 2011 honor graduate from Fort Defiance High School, currently works at Home Depot, and got married in October 2016. Marissa and husband, Ray, welcomed their daughter, Piper in August 2020. Kaitlyn is a 2022 graduate of Fort Defiance High School where she was an FFA officer all four years. They reside in Centerville, between Bridgewater and Weyers Cave, Va.
The Mark Craig Auctions Family
Mark Craig Auctions is fortunate to have wonderful family and friends to help us make your auction experience a good one! Our auction family will treat your family like their family!
- Marissa Craig- set-up and cashier (daughter)
- Kaitlyn Craig – clerking, set-up and cashier (daughter)
- Terry Coffman - Licensed Auctioneer (2905000824), floor help
- D. Scott Harvey – set-up, floor help, Licensed Auctioneer (2907004013)
- Blake Caricofe -- set-up, floor help, Licensed Auctioneer (2907004867)
- Willie Bosserman - set-up, floor help
- Jennifer Cook - clerking
- Mike Fies - rabbit hunting buddy and sale-day
- Teresa Yates - set-up and clerking
- Krystal Caricofe - clerking
- Scarlett Shirey -- set-up and clerking
- Brad Davis - set-up and floor help