Mark’s passion for weather began when he was a nine year old growing up in Kamloops in the early 1970’s. He would keenly record weather information almost hourly (when not at school) on notepads and also on cassette tapes. He never missed a News Hour weather report by Norm Grohmann on BCTV in those days.
Mark attended NorKam Secondary in Kamloops, followed by two years at Cariboo College and then to the University BC where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography and Meteorology in 1986. After another year of courses at UBC, it was time to enter the real world of employment. In September 1987, Mark began a career with Environment Canada as a Meteorologist. He spent 8 months at Training Branch in Toronto, and then was posted to the Pacific Weather Center in Vancouver, where he was a Forecaster for 21 years.
Mark also began working at the station (BCTV then) in May 1994 as the Noon News Weatherman. He moved to the Weekend Weather post in the fall of 1997. In September 2006, Mark joined the Morning News team as the weekday morning Meteorologist. He’s having an absolute blast spending his mornings with Sophie Steve and Kaitlyn…and keeping those weather updates going every 10 minutes.