Mark caught his first bonefish when he was nine years old, and has been pursuing all types of finned, feathered, and furred species ever since. He is a graduate from Elon University with degrees in Strategic Communications and Video Production and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Florida International University. While his early career began in a tent on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, he eventually progressed to a brief term at Capitol Hill Consulting Group, a lobbying firm on Capitol Hill. Looking for more, he transitioned to BTT in 2014 and has been guiding people to science backed conservation and advocacy ever since.
As the Director of Development, Mark oversees all fund development for the organization, including individual giving, corporate sponsorships, foundation grants, memberships, and event-based fundraising.
Mark is thankful to have gotten an early start in fishing through his parents, and hopes to preserve the world’s most exciting game fish for his future children.