Mark received his Bachelor of Music degree from Oakland University under the direction of Bret Hoag, with focus on the classical guitar and music theory. He has performed in the greater Detroit region often, both with groups and as a solo artist. His current band, The Native Howl, was on the U.S. billboard charts for seven consecutive weeks for their 2016 album release. Mark started the Bedside Music program at William Beaumont (Troy) hospitals and hopes to bring his love, passion and knowledge of music to students of all ages.