Mark Tapsak

Front Royal Economic Development Authority
Title: Vice Chairman

Mark earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (1992) at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, then his Ph.D. in Chemistry (1995) from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He has worked in the medical device industry and also taught chemistry for 15 years at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Mark, a prolific inventor, has 68 U.S. issued patents and many still pending relating to medical devices such as glucose sensors used by diabetics. Mark currently works remotely with medical device clients throughout the world and helps out with his wife’s business in Front Royal.

Mark and his family moved to Warren County about three years ago. Along with his wife, Karena, they started Mountain View Music on Main Street in Front Royal in August of 2020. They have six children and one granddaughter. While two children still live at home, three attend college. His eldest son and his family also live in Front Royal where they enjoy a busy lifestyle in this wonderful small-town community. Mark and his family attend SS Joachim and Anna Ukrainian Catholic Church in Front Royal.


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