Mark earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology from Ferris State University in 1995 and received a Master of Science degree from Grand Valley State University in 2009. He began his career in Broadcasting as an on-air talent for WPZX in 1993 while attending Ferris State University and later became their engineer. In the Summer of 1995, he joined the WGVU Engineering Department as an intern and accepted a full time position in December of 1995. At the Age of 29, he designed a new studio facility for WYBR in Big Rapids and completed the move. At WGVU, Mark was Instrumental in the design and installation of Livewire IP audio for their four radio studios, two television audio booths and IP STL’s. Among other duties he provides support to WGVU’s Radio, Television and Satellite services.

In 2006, Mark founded AMEKO Group, LLC. Mark has provided technical consulting and engineering contract services for Mentor Partners, Inc in Big Rapids, Cumulus Media radio studio and transmitter locations throughout West Michigan. Additionally, Mark has developed the RDS Express application which provides interface to satellite PAD data, message insertion and near real-time sports scores. In 2007 Mark put translator W299BE on the air which is believed to be Michigan’s first translator to be used to rebroadcast an AM Station.

Mark volunteers his engineering services to Grand Valley State University Internet stations WCKS The Whale and WLSZ Radio. Mark has been serving on the MAB Engineering committee since September 2012 and remains an active member of the SBE Chapter 102 of West Michigan, currently serving as its Chair.