Mark Larkey


Playing Division I basketball at East Tennessee State University taught Mark important lessons early on in life: you need teamwork and strong leadership to win the game. It’s the same philosophy and gamesmanship he instills in the team at FACE. Mark focuses on the construction and real estate development side of FACE Amusement and has been instrumental in helping FACE grow to the company it is today and is destined to become through their extensive growth plans.

Mark attended East Tennessee State University on a basketball scholarship majoring in Education and received his Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision. After graduation, Mark taught at his local high school, and then served as the Assistant Principal and Director of Athletics at Daniel Boone High School in Gray, Tennessee.

One of Mark’s proudest accomplishments was serving as a County Commissioner for 12 years. While serving the community as Commissioner, he offered his expertise in Budget/Finance Planning, overseeing a $120M budget, Commission Economic Development, and Public Works Committee. His goal was to make sure the road of progress and service towards the community would help future men and women have the same opportunities he was afforded while growing up in Washington County. “You have to have people who care to look out for the next generation,” says Mark. He is proud of the capital projects that were developed and launched during the time he served. Some of the greatest accomplishments were a very progressive approach to reinvesting in the county when they built three new schools, renovated two high schools, built a state-of-the-art Justice Center and invested significant dollars to maintaining the existing infrastructure throughout the county.

Growing up in the same area, Mark and the Mabe family had known each other their entire lives. Mark and Bucky formed a relationship while he was teaching. Mark’s expertise in Real Estate Development has allowed FACE to successfully expand into multiple states and he is excited about the new growth they have laid out for the future. In addition to family entertainment centers, Mark and Bucky have worked together on other real estate development projects – both commercial and residential.

Mark and his wife of 23 years, Christy, have two beautiful daughters. When not playing games at FACE, Mark, being the avid sports fan, enjoys watching college basketball and football.