Nearing almost three decades of guiding on the Kenai and surrounding waters, Mark has been lucky enough to spend his life fishing. Now with three daughters and his awesome wife Cindy he juggles guiding, running the business with Cindy and enjoying his family and friends. Each passing summer seems to fly by faster than the the one before it and Mark appreciates each very special season. Mark and Cindy also recognize having great guides representing you in the field is a huge factor toward the success of their company.
Fishing Expertise: Salmon Fishing on both the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers, Rainbow Trout Fishing the Kenai below Skilak Lake, Small Stream fishing on the southern Kenai Peninsula for Steelhead, Silver Salmon, Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden, Fly-Out Fishing for Salmon and Bear Viewing on the West Side of Cook Inlet, the main Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island.
Background: Mark was born and raised in Northern Ca., and has been living full-time in Alaska since 1999. He is married and has three daughters. He grew up steelhead fishing the North Coast of California and his love for fishing rivers eventually lead him to Alaska where he built a home and lodge on the banks of the Kenai River. Mark loves his job and will always go the extra mile to make sure his customers are well taken care of, both on and off the water.
Mark is a past Board of Director for the Kenai River Professional Guide Association and spends many hours in the winter working to protect and foster a responsible guided fishing industry. He is also active in protecting the entire Kenai River watershed and the fabled cold-water fisheries that it supports. He created the Kenai River Spring Clean Up , an annual event that involves several hundred school kids cleaning up the river. Mark is also a journalist and photographer and a factory sponsored Pro-Guide for Lamiglas Fishing Rods, Rapala, Luhr Jensen, Tuf Line, Gamakatzu Hooks, Zilla Bait Cure and Seguar Fishing Line.