Mark is one of the most respected watermen to come out of the Jersey Shore; he leads the Summertime Staff through peak operational season on a day-to-day basis. Also, Mark makes sure we “Dot our i’s and cross our t’s” in the office throughout the rest of the year.
Mark was born and raised in Belmar, NJ. He was a standout East Coast competitive surfer and enjoyed team sports in high school. Mark studied international business at Hawaii Pacific University on Oahu and got to know Shaun while living on the North Shore. After college, Mark moved to San Diego, and worked in finance, but found his true life calling back home while working at Summertime Surf Camp.
Q & A
Where did you go to college and what did you major in? Hawaii Pacific University. I majored in International Business & Finance and graduated with a BSBA degree in Business Administration.
Did you study abroad? Where did you go and why? Yes, Bond University on the Gold Coast Australia…Pink and Water club
What certifications do you have? CPR, haha Series 7 & 63 although not at all relevant
Why do you work at STS? Do what you love and the money will follow…
Besides working at STS, what else do you do to pay your bills? Landscaping, snow removal, and just about anything and everything
At what age did you start surfing? How many years ago was that? 10 years old, 17 years
Where have you traveled to surf? Hawaii, Indo, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico
Do you surf in contests? What are some notable results? Retired the jersey, but I beat Cmac in a contest once if that’s notable.
Are you an Artist or Musician? Not in the least bit musically talented
What kind of music or art inspires you? Electronic
Do you play or coach any other sports? Ice hockey