I’m Mark, and I recently retired as an educational professional with 33 years of experience teaching high school in Ontario. I also instruct Paddle Canada and O.R.C.K.A. Moving Water courses when not guiding. I’m passionate about life-long learning so endeavour to bring that to my work every day, particularly on the river.
One of my favourite things about being a guide is the camaraderie that is shared by a group; paddling and living together in the wilderness.
When I’m not working on the water, I love spending time with my wife, three children and my Australian Cattle Dog, Maeve. During the seasons of ice and snow, you can find me feeding my competitive nature through cross-country ski racing, or simply enjoying ripping some lines telemark style.