In 2016 Mark studied Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology (Fine Furniture Making) at Sturt School for Wood in Mittagong NSW.
After graduating he remained at Sturt working from the resident workshop. During this time Mark was given the opportunity to teach the part-time Woodworking program on casual bases and in 2018 he was the Sturt School for Wood Course Coordinator.
He then moved to Melbourne finding a great balance between working as a Furniture Designer/Maker and teaching open classes at the Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.
In 2021 Mark decided to move back to Sydney and is currently doing a Self Directed Residency at the Sturt Craft centre and is the assistant teacher for term one of the full-time programs at the Sturt School for Wood.