Born in Houston, Mark's family moved to Colorado when he was four, and he has spent most of his life up and down the Front Range. As a hiker and a rock climber, he has summited all 54 of Colorado's tallest peaks. Mark has worked in the horse industry over the years.
Currently, he is living in an old 1899 farmhouse near a small town called Winsted in Minnesota, along with his wife Mary. Plus a couple dogs, a barn full of cats, and a horse named Clown.
Mark is an author. He has two published western novels (Milford House Press), both of which were Peacemaker Award finalists. And Mark has begun a new modern-day crime drama series. The first was published in May 2019, called Breck's Quandary. The second, Ghosts of the Past, will follow in 2020.
As an actor in the independent film scene, Mark has starred in projects like The Tarryall, Lilith, Resurgence and more. Visit his IMDb page.
Along the way, Mark inherited his grandfather's Epiphone acoustic guitar. He has been writing and performing folk, folk-western, and folk-rock since 2002. He's performed at a variety of venues, from fundraisers to acoustic societies to restaurants, a ski resort in Utah, and even a sports bar in downtown Nashville. This includes two cattle drive fundraisers at the M Lazy C Ranch in Lake George to benefit Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center, and a fundraiser at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.
Mark is unsigned, and his music is independently recorded and released. Find all of his music for free on Bandcamp:
Timberline: Best Of 2010-2020 [COMING SOON]
Monsoon Rains (2018)
It's Fine By Me (2016)
American Tragedy (2015)
The Tarryall (2013)
Mill Creek (2007)
The American Tragedy album was a collaboration under the band name Atomicana, and Mark recorded Adagium under the artist name Mark The Vaqueros. He also has a Christmas EP that he makes available every December.