Mark has been sailing on the Great Lakes for nearly 30 years and currently owns Osprey, a C&C 35. He is a 2006 graduate of the Penn State University Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting, a two-year program that develops skills in general, tropical, and severe weather forecasting. His company, LakeErieWX Marine Weather, offers educational programs, weather routing, and forecasting resources to recreational boaters.
Mark is one of the foremost marine weather authorities on the Great Lakes. In addition to teaching weather classes for GLCCSchool, he is also president of LakeErieWX, a company focused on providing marine weather training and forecasting for Great Lakes boaters.