Oral History Information
Company NameSouthwest Strings
Mark Mason has always been interested in technology. He was only ten years old when he began programming computers. He became a technician for Microsoft in the 1990s and played a role in the launch of Windows 2000. After a time as a teacher, Mark found himself at Southwest Strings in Tucson, Arizona, in 2001. He felt connected to the mission of supplying instruments to school programs because, throughout his career, Mark has always been a musician himself. He took piano lessons as a child, began playing guitar, bass and keyboards as a teenager and to this day is a member of several local bands.