Birth Date: 03/30/1977
College: Davenport University
Hometown: Traverse City, MI
Current Town: Hermosa Beach, CA
Mesko grew up near the beach in Traverse City, Michigan. He moved to the beaches of Southern California in 2002 and began his pursuit of a professional beach volleyball career in 2004. In 2006 he was a nominee for AVP Rookie of the Year. He is one of nine children (Dean, Cindy, Chris, Terry, Jennifer, Tammy, Karen and Bethany) and most of his family now lives in Florida.
Mesko graduated Davenport University in Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He is a Commercial Pilot and a former Professional Mountain Bike Racer. Mesko was the 1995 Junior National Downhill Mountain Bike Champion and captain of the U.S. Junior team at the World Championships. His volleyball hero is Mike Whitmarsh, as they both started playing beach volleyball at approximately the same age – 28.
When he’s not playing volleyball he enjoys developing restaurants, putting together real estate and business ventures, and teaching his son Logan how to surf & skate in Hermosa Beach. Favorite movie is Ace Ventura or Old School, and favorite TV show is Seinfeld. For reading material, he prefers Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance or The Celestine Prophecy.