Mark A. Growdon 

President

Co-founder and President of the Birdfoot Festival, Mr. Growdon holds a M.S. in Geophysics from Indiana University, a B.A. in Physics, and a B.Mus. in Flute Performance from Lawrence University and Conservatory. Mr. Growdon has worked in the energy industry for 12 years as a geologist and petrophysicist and is currently based in Reno, Nevada.

His musical career includes performing and leading various chamber ensembles and symphonic groups at an amateur and pro-am level as well as developing a conducting career where most recently he served as the Associate Director for the Houston Concert Band.

In addition to sharing parenting of two very active twin boys with his wife, Mr. Growdon relishes having friends and the Birdfoot Festival to draw the family back to New Orleans each year.