Mark is a new member of the Reno Wind Symphony, joining in August 2018. He began playing trumpet in the sixth grade, and continued through high school. During his high school years, Mark played trumpet and euphonium, and participated in Solo and Ensemble festival. He was Principal Trumpet in the orchestra, concert band, and played lead trumpet in the jazz band. He also played in several musicals.
After high school Mark attended the University of Arizona, and graduated with a degree in Business in 1972. He was an account manager with Airgas, (industrial and medical gases), and managed 120 of the top revenue-producing accounts.
Prior to joining the Reno Wind Symphony, Mark participated in the Brentwood Concert Band in Northern California, as well as the Summerset Big Band. In addition, he played in musicals with the community theater group Broadway Under The Stars.
Mark is married and has four children. Since retiring from Airgas in 2017, Mark is looking forward to pursuing several other interests in addition to music.