Mark Beckett, born and raised in East Orange, NJ is a Licensed Minister of the Gospel, Music & Entertainment Production instructor, CEO and managing partner @ Wenark Entertainment Group, LLC, and Founder/Executive Director @ WE DREAM Academy, a training and skills non-profit in New Jersey.
Mark is a Class of 1980 graduate of East Orange High School, and continued his education in Electrical Technology from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), in Newark, NJ, then moving on to certification and a career in Audio Technology.
Currently as the Music & Entertainment Production instructor at the Essex County Donald M Payne Tech School of Technology, he teaches 9th through 12th grade production students the importance of transferring their high school knowledge, skills and experience to the real world of Entertainment. Mark has traveled as a vocalist and entertainer with the likes of R&B singing sensation, Ms. Stephanie Mills and traveled with East Orange’s own local a cappella group,
“14 Karat Soul”. Performing on stages as the entertainment for the 1994 World Music Awards in Monaco, France, the ESPY awards, and being part of 14K Soul’s success in winning a Daytime Emmy award for their participation in the short form film “Elmo Saves Christmas” for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
Mark has decided that learning never stops, and has returned to school as a student in the “Bachelors of Arts in Music Production” degree program at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
Mark is married 26 years to his Union Baptist Church Sunday School sweetheart, Wendy Williams Beckett. They have 5 sons, Damar, Raymond, Dionte', Phillip, and Marcus and 1 daughter, Jadyn.
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