Mark grew up in 8 states, but has spent the last 38 years in Oregon. He is a charter member of the Oregon Chorale, having sung bass-baritone with them for 32 years. Mark was also active in the Hillsboro Community Arts vocal jazz ensemble “The young… & the rest of us”, and leads singing at Tualatin Valley Church. Mark most recently sang the role of Lord Mountararat in 2016’s LOoP production of Iolanthe; in 2015 he sang Sir Roderic Murgatroyd in Ruddigore, and in 2014 sang Usher in Trial by Jury. A big G&S fan, he created the role of Captain Frederick Montroy in Oregon Chorale’s It Sounds Like Music, and the role of King of Boratania in Paddle Your Own Canoe. Mark is a retired cartographer from the US Forest Service, and enjoys gardening, hiking, travel, and endless internet research on musical, religious, and geographical themes. He lives in Hillsboro with his wife Shelley, amid piles of maps and books and Shelley’s wool fabric.
Mark has performed in the Light Opera of Portland’s: