Mark Powers is a recent graduate of the Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the University of Missouri. A native of Sacramento, CA, Mark began working with media as a sports reporter and broadcaster while at Christian Brothers High School. Mark is a dynamic storyteller, friend and creator. Thanks to experience in telling stories through a variety of mediums, he brings an array of abilities and experiences to Green Media Creations (GMC).
As a kid, his favorite cable channels were ESPN and Animal Planet. His fascination with the
natural world and the sports universe remained consistent in ensuing years. Mark directed his first documentary film, Living with Nature: Monteverde, Costa Rica, in January of 2020. His capstone film is titled, Mavericks, and features the sights, sounds and characters of Salem, Oregon’s baseball community during the inaugural season of the Mavericks League.
During college, Mark spent three years working at KOMU, the local NBC station, as a
production assistant and digital producer. They also assisted with the production of live sports broadcasts as a member of the Mizzou Broadcast Operations team. These experiences deepened their camera, collaboration, and communication skills. Mark also assisted the women’s basketball team as a player on their scout team for two seasons. During the pandemic, they collaborated on the creation of a website and other marketing materials for Neighborhood Hands, a Silicon Valley non-profit organization centered around providing unhoused folks with employment opportunities and access to other critical resources.
Mark will primarily assist GMC in a remote capacity. He will assist with a variety of tasks,
including writing, editing and filmmaking. His passion for the natural world and the sustainable use of its gifts will invigorate his work with GMC.
Mark maintains a joy for new and repeated experiences, friends and places. They like to indulge in a variety of outdoor activities, including bicycling, swimming and vibing at the beach. His photography and other media makings can be explored online at www.powersofmark.art.