Mark has been writing about the arts for over twenty years. He has written professionally for both Xtra, and an international trade magazine. He is now contributing editor for Halifax Presents after shifting focus fully to the East Coast. No stranger to the stage, Mark has been both an actor and director. He even won an acting award once. He is a past member of the jury for the Critics Choice Innovation Award for The Jessies, Vancouver's professional theatre awards. He and his partner David now call Halifax home along with their rescue dog Buddy.