Mark is the MLA for the constituency of Regina Coronation Park, the area where he was born and spent his early life. First elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in 2011, he was re-elected in 2016.
Mark has worked as an instructor at SIAST and as a member of the Transition Team in the Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration with the Government of Saskatchewan. Additionally, he worked for the Saskatchewan government in many other roles, including director of Dales House, a director of Immigration, a supervisor for Health, and a team leader at the Paul Dojack Youth Centre.
He has earned three degrees from the University of Regina, including a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Human Justice, and a Masters of Social Work. Mark’s interest in education has also led him to teach several courses at the University of Regina and SIAST.
Mark is a founding board member of Street Culture Kids Project Inc. and has served on the Board of the North Central Community Association.
Mark has also led a very physically active life representing Saskatchewan at the provincial and national levels in team handball, rugby, and lacrosse. He has competed in triathlons around the world and is a three-time finisher of the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Championships.
Mark previously served as Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport and Minister responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission. He is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Human Services.