Mark currently resides in Brookville, Pa. He has been fly fishing for 17 years and considers his home waters the Clarion River and Redbank Creek. Since his first trout at age five he has been addicted to fishing. Fishing with his Dad and brother was a weekend ritual that was always the highlight of the spring and summer. After taking class run by a local fly shop owner Jeff Bucheit in grade school he became interested in fly fishing and fly tying and within a few short years he was helping teach fly tying and fly casting classes. In high school Mark worked on his fly fishing skills and become noted as the kid to ask about current stream conditions at the local fly shop where he worked. To this day he credits the bulk of his fishing knowledge to spending those early days on the water and in the shop learning. There is not much water around Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest that he has not fished. It is on some of these lesser known streams and rivers where he learned to catch fish in a variety of fishing conditions. Currently Mark fishes over 100 days a year and enjoys fishing for small native brook trout just as much as a big trophy brown trout. When not fishing he is active with his local Trout Unlimited Chapter where he currently is head of the yearly fly tying classes.