Mark is in his third year as a retired Music Educator after serving 15 years as 7-12 Choral Director at Holdrege High School and the 18 years previous in the Sutton Public School system as K-12 Vocal Music Director, five years as head boys basketball coach, junior high volleyball and basketball coach and co-director of the musicals .
His choirs in Sutton and Holdrege consistently earned superior ratings at District Music Contests and the 2001-02 Holdrege High School Varsity Choir was selected to sing for the NMEA Fall Convention.
Mark attended Doane College in Crete, Nebraska from 1974 to 1978. He was a York High School graduate in 1974 after attending school in Plattsmouth, Neb., the previous seven years. Wilber, Neb., was home during the formative, elementary years.
Mark has served as Treasurer of the Nebraska Choral Directors Association the NSAA District IV Music Representative and Choral Chair for the Nebraska Music Educators. He was also awarded the Platt Music Alumni award from Doane College.