He lives in Madison and was a music teacher in the Madison Metropolitan School District for over 25 years. He has been a conductor at UW-Madison, Edgewood College as well as a founding director of the Madison Wind Ensemble and the Madison All-City Honor Band. Mark is currently the director of the Madison New Horizons Band. He has been a member of the Madison Jazz Orchestra and The Acme Brass Quintet. Mark has been teaching bands since 1989 and has taught in several communities in Wisconsin including Benton, Beaver Dam and Milton and recently retired as the Orchestra and Band Director at Madison East High School.
Mark received his undergraduate degree in Music Education from UW-Madison in 1989 and Masters degree from UW-Madison in 1994.