Mark has lived in Ottawa since 2005 and hangs his hat in Barrhaven. He grew up near Waterloo, Ontario and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Waterloo as well as master’s degrees in communication (uOttawa) and political management (Carleton). His graduate research focused on political communication and public transit policy. Mark enjoys travelling and reading, and he volunteers with the Canadian Celiac Association and Ottawa123. He also served previously on the City of Ottawa Transit Commission. Mark also has celiac disease and is passionate about health and environmental issues.