I am a highly motivated, focused, goal orientated individual; that will undertake any challenge that is presented, and proceed with confidence and the utmost level of enthusiasm to ensure success.


Mark has lived in Holyrood, NL since 1982. He holds a B.Sc. from Memorial University, an Advanced Aquaculture Diploma from the Fisheries and Marine Institute, and an Applied Business Information Technology Graduate Diploma from the College of the North Atlantic. Mark has also completed certificates in Leadership and Sustainable Business Strategy through Harvard University.

His work experience includes a 20+ year military career as a commissioned officer in the Canadian Forces, owner/operator of several small businesses, and he is presently employed as the Impact Manager for Rural Newfoundland and Labrador with the venture philanthropic Northpine Foundation. Previously he was the Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA – www.naia.ca), a member-based organization with a mandate to facilitate and promote commercial development of aquaculture.

Mark is married to Rhonda (nee Tulk) and is a proud father to two beautiful children, Sam and Anna.