Mark grew up in Western Washington and has been chasing salmon and steelhead for over 40 years. Lured to Alaska by the siren-song of commercial fishing money in the late '80's, he managed to come up with a work schedule that allowed him to sportfish all over the Pacific Northwest and Alaska for 6 months a year.
After getting his Alaska sportfish guide license in 2004, Mark held dual citizenship in the sport and commerci
In the winter Mark works for Trout Unlimited, Alaska Program as the Sportfish Outreach Coordinator for Southeast Alaska, working on conservation and land use issues in "America's Salmon Forest", the Tongass National Forest.
"As a fly-out fly fishing guide working in the Tongass National Forest of Southeast Alaska, high-quality waders and rain jackets are my work clothes for 150+ days a year. Alaska is notoriously tough on gear, and that's why I wear SIMMS gear - Thanks to the outstanding attention to detail and craftsmanship by the fine folks at SIMMS, my gear keeps me comfortable and dry season after season." READ MORE
14 years guiding experience in Northern Southeast AK
I have taken over 2000 guests fishing in the last 6 years
Well-versed in all facets of fly angling, specializing in the salmonids of Alaska