Mark is a Fly Fishers International Certified Casting Instructor from Erie PA. He is involved with the Gem City Outdoorsmen Fly Tiers (they oversee the landowners fruit basket program), FFI Affiliate club Keystone Fly Fishers and a 2-time past President of the Pennsylvania Steelhead Association.
He has competed in several casting events for the Pittsburgh Casting Club, associated with the American Casting Association, a helper/instructor for the PA Fish & Boat Commission, teaches several Fly Fishing 101 classes with another CCI from the area and is a volunteer with Project Healing Waters.
Mark is also involved at the state level as a member of the Lake Erie Advisory Council. Their purpose is to present new projects and easements that are funded through the monies generated from the Lake Erie Stamp fishing permit.