Mark Herman has been involved in video production, script writing and post-production editing for more than 25 years since graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in video production in 1985. After earning a master’s degree in speech communication at Eastern Illinois University in 1990, Mark was hired as the first Director of Video for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Illinois. Beginning in 2001, Mark along with his wife Julie expanded their role of service with to the Marching Illini. It was at this time that Mark began creating full highlights video packages to go along with all the show footage from each season. Mark and Julie have traveled with the band to multiple bowls and on the 2008 trip to England and Ireland.