Mark is a WEMT and senior lead instructor for NOLS Wilderness Medicine. Winters find him at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon working as a professional patroller. The operational tempo is brisk and affords many opportunities for trauma response, search and rescue, and avalanche control.In addition to handling avalanche rescue dogs in a vibrant program which sets the standard for K9 training in the northwest, Mark has been lucky to travel on patrol exchanges throughout the west to learn the latest techniques and practices for saving lives in avalanche terrain. Trained as Swift water Rescue Technician, Mark has been a whitewater and fly-fishing guide on the major rivers of Oregon for a decade. Mark brings recent and salient experience to the wilderness medicine curriculum. Teaching completes a circle for Mark that continues to drive his passion for people and the outdoors.