Mark’s aquaculture career began almost two decades ago, in 1992, with what was then BC Packers. He also spent two years with Pacific National Group. Mark continued to learn about aquaculture and hatchery operations at Goldstream Hatchery while attending North Island College’s aquaculture technician course in 1997. A job posting on the Internet led Mark to Marine Harvest in September 2007.
Mark and his wife Cynthia have been married for 11 years. She works in the health care industry for the Capital Health Region in Victoria, where the couple lives and where Mark was born. Their three dogs – Pongo, Mocha and Expresso round out their family.
Something you might not know about Mark is that he became deaf at the age of five from spinal meningitis Mark Dunn and has both skills in lip reading and sign language.
He’s quick to add that “I’m the same as everyone else – except I cannot hear.” Mark said.
Away from work Mark is a busy guy. He sits on the board of various non-profits focused on the non-hearing community. He’s chair of the Jericho Hill Legacy Trust and the Canadian Deaf Sports Association. This group is comparable to the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympics Committee. In addition, he also serves as Vice President of the National Sports Organization for Deaf and Hard of Hearing sports based in Montreal.