Former tour bus driver in Alaska and Shakespeare devotee Mark Bottemiller has been singing tenor with Cantabile since 2003. Born in Wadena, Minnesota, Mark earned his BA in Psychology and Speech Communication from Concordia College. In 1992 he took part in a one year tour with Up With People, a global education organization which aims to bring people together through service and music.
Mark’s grandfather invented the Swivel Rocker Chair, and was a member of the Minnesota Inventors Hall of Fame with over 25 patents to his name.
As Owner/Founder of Jafima, LLC, a pet furniture designer and craft manufacturer, Mark has created a line of all natural pet furniture products. He is also National Sales Manager for Ebel Inc., a patio furniture manufacturer.
Mark’s pet peeve is people who don’t use turn signals. He enjoys fly fishing, SCUBA diving and outdoor photography. Given a week with no other commitments, Mark would go camping and fishing or head back to the family lake home in Minnesota.