Mark is a sea paddler with 9 years experience, primarily paddling the open coast of NSW . He is a qualified Australian Canoeing Sea Instructor, & does his level best in a busy life to get out with his NSW Sea Kayak Club mates & pass on his knowledge on instruction paddles. He’s a former 1st grade cricket & rugby player, with a couple of stints as a professional cricketer in the Lancashire Leagues of England, where he reckons he learned the art of the quick comeback, as well as the benefits of cold-weather layering! Mark is a lover of the outdoors, having trekked & paddled through various part of the world, including the Himalaya, Patagonia, the NZ Alps, as well as the wilds of Tasmania . He is passionate about sea & surf kayaking, running training trips for the NSW Sea Kayak Club when he’s not chasing his three little kids, Kiri, Deni & Marley around the beach. Mark is the Managing Director of Talisman Marketing, a leading merchandising company in Sydney, as well as being the co-founder, with Rob Mercer, of Expedition Kayaks, importing the world's leading upper end sea kayaking gear into Australia.