Mark is now a doctor with New West Physicians in Lone Tree where he greatly enjoys caring for his elderly patients and being part of an award-winning practice with a record of high performance.
“I enjoy a lot of what I do on a day to day basis but sincerely enjoy my elderly patients, Mark says. “ There is nothing more interesting to me than speaking to an elderly patient about their life stories and how things used to be.
I guess it is because I enjoy nostalgia, It never fails to bring a smile to my face when one of my patients begin a sentence with: “Back when Kennedy was president...” Or old time movies and old school sports. My favorite actors were Art Carney, Jackie Gleason and James Stewart. My favorite baseball team was the New York Yankees’ Championship team of 1927 led by my favorite player of all time, Lou Gehrig.
His wife Celine is currently a staff developer and technology coordinator at Horizon Middle School in the Cherry Creek School District where she has worked for 19 years. She will soon be take over as the Technology Coordinator at Smoky High School next year, though. Mark and Celine both attended Colorado College, and both majored in mathematics and computer science.
Mark then earned his Medical degree from Jefferson Medical College from Tomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia while Celine earned her Master degree in Education from Adams State College. Their son Anthony is a magician and has performed all over the state of Colorado and professionally in Cape Code and Philadelphia. Younger brother Donovan is very active with the Technology Student Association at his school and plays a variety of sports. They are both honor roll students and according to their parents, “well mannered with a strong work ethic.”
Despite their busy schedules, the whole family studies martial arts at the Eagle Spirit Academy Taekwondo Educational Center. It is an elite school in Littleton where it takes one a minimum of five years to earn a black belt. Their instructor has been a coach on the US National Taekwondo team and has produced over 200 national champions over the last 20 years.
Read more about the Perea Family in Lone Tree Magazine