Mark has an undergraduate and graduate degree in Environmental Studies. Before joining EAC, Mark worked as a marine educator, a fisheries consultant both in Canada and overseas, and as a deckhand on commercial fishing boats. He has sat on various government advisory bodies and currently sits on Nova Scotia Roundtable on Environment and Sustainable Prosperity. Mark sees so much opportunity for Atlantic Canada to develop its natural resource, energy, solid waste and other industries in a more sustainable way. His passions include birding, catching mackerel off his doorstep, mycology and spending time with his children on the basketball court and playground.