Mark is a retired Sergeant of the Colorado State Patrol, who was born in California and grew up in Colorado. He served as a Sergeant in the USAF for 8 years before joining the State Patrol. He currently works for AT&T Mobility as a Quality Manager where he is also known as 'Sarge'. Mark has spent a lifetime in service to others and continues to do so through the music of his flute. It has been said that Mark did not choose the flute, but rather the flute chose him. He has been called a prodigy with a natural talent for Native American Flute music that he feels is a gift from the Creator that must be shared with all. Kokopelli Tears has been a lifetime in the making as it embodies the heart and soul of Mark's music. It is a masterful work of art, featuring solo Native American Style flute music performed by a one of the finest newcomers to the Native American Flute world. Mark delivers a masterful performance that captures the heart and soul of the Native American flute with this themed album that commemorates one of the sadder moments in this nations history. Hope of healing and love abound from the songs contained herein. From songs that were played along the trail of tears to songs that were written or chosen specifically for this event by Mark, this will be an album tied to the history of our land that you will treasure for a lifetime. While Mark is not of Native American descent he plays Native American Styled flutes and Native American Styled flute music on this CD to make the beautiful music you will enjoy listenting to for hours. A portion of the sale of each CD is donated to the Holbrook Indian School in Holbrook AZ. FLUTE ENTHUSIASTS As always Mark lists the wood, key, and maker of each flute used for each song on the CD should you want to play along.