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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist,
Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Previous Director of Region 4 and Vice President, AANA Board of Directors
Mark received his anesthesia training at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program including a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. His Bachelor of Science in Nursing is from Kansas University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Mark is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Currently serving in his 21st year as a CRNA, his clinical expertise includes Otolaryngology, Neuro, Orthopedics, and providing Rural Anesthesia.
Mark is also constantly looking for opportunities to advance and advocate nurse anesthesia practice. He has served the past couple years in the ED and ICU of his hospital as part of a specialized COVID Team.
Mark has served as Director of Region 4 and Vice President on the AANA Board of Directors and has served in many leadership roles at both the state and national level.
He was recently inducted as a Nurse Anesthesiology Fellow of the AANA.
Outside of the OR, Mark serves as a youth sponsor for his church, which keeps him young at heart. Mark also enjoys spending his free time playing competitive softball, fishing, hunting and scuba diving with his wife Barb, as well as being an AWESOME Dad to his two children Brooklyn (15 y) and Brett (14 y) who keep him on the go with Competitive Softball, cross country, football, basketball, and golf. He also has an amazing Golden Lab named Oakley.
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