Mark was one of the first people to sign up for the Big Ride from Halifax to Austin in 2008 and brought along a vast amount of event experience as well as a whole team of friends who participated. He became a board member and key organizer in that year. In the early years of the Big Ride, Mark was an integral part of logistics and safety. He brought with him the unique perspective of an individual who has completed no less than 25 Ironman Triathlons, a 100 mile race, an eco-challenge event, and many other marathons and races. Since becoming involved with GIVETOLIVE, Mark has participated in Big Rides (riding and volunteering), The Big Swim, pulled a kayak on a homemade trolley 140km to Brigadoon Village from Halifax, and created The Big Run, a 205km solo run over 3 mountains on the Cabot Trail. Each fall Mark organizes the Shubie Doobie Triathlon which raises important funds for GIVETOLIVE and gives participants another chance to challenge themselves physically. Mark continues to help shape GTL’s events and contribute to safety and logistics, as well as recruiting others to join our events!