Mark Frink earned his Economics degree in 1982, from the University of Massachusetts while running a college sound company. His next decade was spent with Sun Sound Audio, founding the KF 850 User Network and touring with Crystal Gayle, Marshall Crenshaw, Suzanne Vega, 10,000 Maniacs and the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra.
Joining Mix magazine in 1993 as its Live Sound Editor, Frink continued as an independent engineer, with projects including the Metropolitan Opera, the Pope’s Giants Stadium mass, Tony Bennett’s ‘Unplugged’ tour, Atlanta Olympics basketball, Pavarotti and the Three Tenors, Joni Mitchell’s final symphony tour and a decade mixing monitors for k.d. lang.
After 4 years with Live Sound International magazine, Frink became Editor for Front of House magazine, leaving to tour with Zac Brown Band as their IEM engineer in 2012. Mark spent 2015 touring with Dr. John, 2016 running the South Shore Music Circus in Boston and 2017 mixing monitors for the Eagles. When not traveling, he works with the Jacksonville Symphony.
Mark has spent the last three years as the Program Director for AES Academy at Winter NAMM, 100 sessions over 4 days that is free to AES members: in total, 11 Academy subject areas—Audio Education, Audio Career, Control Room, Electronic Dance Music (EDM), House of Worship, In-Ear Monitor, Line Array, Live Console, Microphone, Measurement and Optimization, and Wireless Academy.