Mark Liddell began his career in food service at the age of 13 working at Mancino’s Pizza in Granger. He stayed with the restaurant for 10 years. He attended Fisk University in Nashville. He started as a member of the crew at Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza in December 2003. He became a part owner of the franchise in 2006 and a full owner in 2010.
He has participated in several community chef auctions to help organizations such as the Junior League of South Bend, March of Dimes, and the Life Treatment Centers.
His wife, Jennifer, studied psychology at Tennessee State University, but decided to follow her passion of event planning. She developed the special events and fundraising portion of Papa Murphy’s, which now requires its own catering manager and staff. The Mishawaka store is No. 1 in the chain in fundraising events.