Chief Kinderman lives with his wife Deborah in the Town of New Hartford.  They have three adult sons all of whom are in the field of Public Service. A native of Washington County New York, the Chief graduated from Adirondack Community College in Glens Falls, NY in 1975 where he received his Associate's degree. In 1977, Chief Kinderman Graduated from what is now known as SUNY Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Human Services.

In September of 1979 he began his career with the New York State Department of Correctional Services at the Mt. McGregor and Great Meadow Correctional Facilities. Between 1979 and 1986 Mark was promoted to positions at various facilities and the department's main office. In 1987 he was promoted to Senior Correction Counselor at the Midstate Correctional Facility where he managed the Facility Guidance Unit and later oversaw the establishment of a 300-bed minimum Security Unit dedicated to providing work crews to the surrounding communities.

Between 2000 and 2019 Chief Kinderman was appointed to various administrative level positions including Program Administrator at Summit Shoch Incarceration Facility, Deputy Superintendent at the Cape Vincent Correctional Facility, and ultimately the Marcy Correctional Facility where he retired as Deputy Superintendent for Programs in July of 2019.

The Chief, during his tenure with the State, was responsible for overseeing intensive Substance Abuse Programs, Sex Offender Units, Academic and Vocational Schools, a Shock Incarceration Facility, and coordinated Temporary Release Programs at multiple state facilities. In addition to his regular duties throughout his career, the Chief was trained as a Hostage Negotiator in 1980 and continued to serve on the Department's Special Operations Unit until his retirement. Chief Kinderman was hired in September 2023 by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and brings with him extensive experience at the maximum, medium, and minimum security levels.