Mark’s athletic career started as a member of the Basketball BC team. Then with little notice his father moved the entire family to Perth, Western Australia. During the month it took to leave Canada and get setup in school in Perth, Mark was suddenly 6’7” and the clumsiest grade ten student in history. Despite this, his school team won the City Championship both years he was there. He also was a member of the East Perth Eagles basketball team, and a member of a club team that trained under the supervision of a National Basketball League team, the Perth Wildcats. When his family moved back to Canada Mark was recruited by several Alberta Colleges and chose to stay in Red Deer. He played 4 years at Red Deer College, was a Conference All-Star, and won the Southern Conference 3 times.
What the Athlete Factory has done for athletes in regards to development and injury prevention has been inspiring for Mark. He wants to help athletes develop better movement patterns, at a younger age, to enhance their success as an athlete. Mark understands the importance of proper strength and conditioning from his first hand experience of not receiving what he needed, when he needed it. With proper training it as hard to say how far Mark would have advanced in basketball. Mark is a big believer in ensuring athletes have the training they need and he is excited to work with athletes of all ages and all levels to help them advance and reach levels that currently might seem out of reach.