Mark Tozer has been messing around in all kinds of boats in all kinds of waters as an active paddler and coach for the past 25 years, with sea kayaking being his specialism. In particular, Mark has made the most of the tide races and overfalls of Anglesey for his personal paddling as well as his classroom. Mark now travels the globe, teaching alongside his wife, Helen.
Along the way, Mark has gained a number of British Canoe Union awards including the coveted Level 5 Coach (Sea). He is a coach trainer and assessor as well as a BCU Star Award examiner. Having explored Eastern Greenland, Mark has come to recognize that modern paddling skills owe much to our Greenlandic cultural heritage of yesterday. He enjoys the blend of teaching traditional skills using contemporary coaching processes and puts his students at the center of the experience.
Mark has participated in and lead a number of overseas expeditions to such places as Alaska, Baja, Norway, Greenland, Morocco, Tanzania, Kenya and Ecuador as well as completing a doctorate (PhD) in expedition leadership. Mark and Helen will be leading their second commercial expedition to Greenland in July 2014. He is happy to share his experiences and advise people on expedition matters. Mark has contributed to numerous symposium and events around the world, as well as written articles for publications such as Ocean Paddler and Canoe Focus, along with the Journal for Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning.