Mark attended the University of North Texas where he performed in the Grammy nominated, "One O'clock Lab Band." While in the band Mark performed with Bobby Mcferrin, Doc Severinsen, Wycliffe Gordon, Marvin Stamm, Wayne Bergeron, Frank Greene, Jim Snidero, Walt Weiskopf, Billy Hart, Arturo Sandoval, among others.
After graduating from UNT, Mark quickly became an in-demand saxophonist, performing up to five nights a week across the country.
In 2016, Mark co-founded a recording/performing horn section called "Dallas Horns." In December 2017, Dallas Horns had the opportunity to travel to India to perform concerts curated by Ranjit Barot (John McLaughlin's 4th dimension) with legendary Indian jazz musicians Louiz Banks, Gino Banks, Rhythm Shaw, and others. The collective group has future plans to perform worldwide.
Mark’s current focus is sharing the joy of jazz saxophone through education and performance.