Mark Teachey grew up in Wallace, NC with his four wonderful sisters (Robin, Cristy, Daye & Kelly) and from a very early age developed a fascination with music and audio equipment. He got his first guitar at age 9 and soon began to compose his own songs. It was about this time he discovered his uncle's 1960's reel to reel tape recorder. He was hooked! Recording music and sounds has been one of Mark's passions every since. Mark remains grateful to both his parents who were always so supportive of his musical interests.
In High School Mark got a job as a DJ at WLSE/WZKB in Wallace and grew to love the music of singer/songwriters such as James Taylor, John Denver, & Jim Croce. It was during these formative musical years and listening to these great artists that Mark developed his finger-picking guitar style. Mark particularly loves playing vintage Martin and Santa Cruz guitars.
After graduating from Mars Hill College in 1982, Mark married his college sweetheart - Terrie Willis. They are blessed with three wonderful grown children (Laura Beth, Jared & Emily), a wonderful son-in-law (Ethan), a wonderful daughter in law (Holly) and soon to be 2nd wonderful son-in-law (Amir). And what about those wonderful grandkids - Bryce, Bridgette, Myla, and Charlie!
Though the years Mark has enjoyed producing music through his business Windwood Productions and StarCatcher Music. Mark's concentration in both of these businesses has been producing children's music products. StarCatcher Music was later sold to Kidsmusic.com where his music products continue to sell world-wide.
In 2010 Mark opened Apple Hill Studios with a concentration on producing commercial music tracks. In 2014 he began producing and selling sound effects. Mark's music and sounds are now heard and used by individuals, businesses, and corporations from around the globe and are offered through AudioJungle, Sonniss, Pond5, and Soundsnap.
Some of his more well-known customers include: Microsoft, Amazon, Cartoon Network, Sesame Workshop, Ripley's Entertainment, Warner Brothers Games, Lockheed Martin, Marriott & USTA.
Mark serves as an Associate Pastor at Winter Park Baptist Church (a wonderful church) where he has been loving and ministering with Sr. Adults for 21 years plus.