Faculty & StaffProfessor Mark Moak and senior Haily work on some jewelry.

Drummer in a rock and roll band.

Fire spotter at a national forest lookout. 

Award winning photographer.

You might think we're discussing a student at Rocky Mountain College, but those characteristics actually describe one of RMC's favorite professors. 

Professor Mark Moak specializes in teaching art, with a focus on jewelry and metal work, calligraphy, and photography. His art history courses, especially Greek art, come alive because he also has worked for more than 25 years on Minoan excavations in Palaikastro, Crete.

But, Mark also loves music, which is why whenever he has time you'll find him rocking out the beat to classic rock and blues with his band, the Midlife Chryslers, comprised of four doctors and an athletic trainer.

In the summers he and his wife, Rhett, staff U.S. Forest Service lookout towers, where he keeps a wary watch for smoke and indulges a keen interest in nature.

Don't expect tweedy, aloof professors at RMC. Mark Moak certainly isn't one of them.