Originally from the Rochester New York area, Mark came to the Adirondacks in childhood on family and Boy Scout camping trips, and as an adult he worked on staff at Massawepie Scout Camps near Tupper Lake. In the mid-80s he directed the Scouts’ Adirondack Voyageur Trek Program, and he still volunteers as an instructor with that adult leader training program today.Like so many of us, he fell in love with this area, and decided to find a way to live here. Fine art and commercial photography have given him a way; his award-winning work has graced publications, advertisements, galleries and homes for decades now. Every year he produces a slide show for Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival. He is also a powerful community activist, having helped found the Sound Adirondack Growth Alliance (SAGA), Saranac Lake Art Works, and other pro-active community initiatives which remain top secret.