HVAC Grad at UEI College in Riverside Motivated by Brighter Future for His Family

When Mark Martinez was just 5 years old, his baby brother drowned, a tragedy that cast a dark cloud over his family that seemingly lasted for years.


The guilt and hardship was too much for his mom to bear, it seemed, and she divorced Mark’s father and eventually abandoned the family altogether. As a result of this, Mark experienced a rough childhood which lacked direction. He dropped out of high school and started experimenting with drugs. This lasted into his early 20s.


Then, something forced him to consider his life and his future in terms much broader than himself. That's when he found UEI College in Riverside. READ MORE