Mark built his polar credentials, earning his STCW-95 certification at the California State University Maritime Academy, trained with US Coast Guard in maritime safety, become NOLS certified in wilderness first aid. Since then Mark has guided, explored and photographed both the east and west coasts of Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, Canadian Arctic, Alaska, Antarctic Peninsula, the Weddell Sea, Falklands, South Georgia, The Ross Sea and New Zealand's Sub Antarctic Islands. In 2017 and 2020, he semi circumnavigated the Great White Continent 3 times, sailing from Argentina to New Zealand and back. Mark 2018/19 season with the US National Science Foundation and the United States Antarctic Program living and working at McMurdo Station. With his vast experience, Mark has been awarded the Sr. Polar Expedition Guide Certification by the Polar Tourism Guides Association.
In the 2019/2020 he returned to the Ross Sea, sailing nearly 24,000 nautical miles across the world's oceans in a single season.
Mark is thrilled to join the Lindblad/Nat Geo expedition team and to share his love and passion for Polar Travel with our guests.