Mark is the Founder/CEO of The Vapers Carnivale Expo, which holds an annual convention in Raleigh, NC that provides starter kits to smokers who are trying to quit combustible tobacco products. A 3 pack a day smoker for 25 years and having survived multiple near fatal heart attacks, Mr. Byrd was given an ultimatum by the doctors, “Quit smoking, or you will die in less than 10 years”. After trying every other NRT available, this father of 5 and a grandfather of 1 beautiful grand-daughter, was introduced to vapor products. After struggling for a couple of years with dual use , was finally able to quit. Mark’s passion for what he considered a “life-saving technology” , led to the eventual founding of The Vapers Carnivale , For Smokers By Vapers.
Mr. Byrd, with the support of his friends and soon to be partners, decided to share this enthusiasm with the world. The Vapers Carnivale was born, and has introduced over 634 Adult American Smokers and raised awareness for the harm reducing technology that helped him get control over his own health choices. Mark is a resident of Vilas, NC and has a son in the neuroscience field at NC State University in Raleigh.