Hometown: Warwick, RI
Birthday: March 8, 1978
Mark is an award-winning journalist with a background in community journalism. He has been working as a professional journalist most of his adult life. Before joining Patch, he wrote for the South County Independent, covering the seaside town of Narragansett, R.I., since 2004. Before that, he wrote for the University of Rhode Island's campus daily, the Good Five Cent Cigar and was the editor of The Rebellion, South Kingstown High School's paper. He graduated from SK in 1996.
Mark has been recognized by both the Rhode Island and New England Press Associations for outstanding reporting. He has won numerous awards, including first-place prizes for feature writing, investigative reporting, and business and economic reporting. While covering Narragansett, he established a reputation of trustworthiness and fairness, earning the respect of both his readers and the people he covered.
Mark is a devoted husband and father and lives next door to Cranston in Warwick, R.I. with his wife Naomi and daughter Olive.