Marc grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, where he developed an interest in the stories tying people to cold, coastal, and mountainous places. This interest led him west, to British Columbia, Canada, where he completed high school at Pearson UWC of the Pacific.
Upon graduating, he moved to Maine, USA, to start a B.A. in human ecology – the interdisciplinary study of people and their social and physical worlds – at the College of the Atlantic. While there, he studied anthropology, geography, performance, and environmental law; he also wrote two long form reported essays on New Mexican water politics, and Maine lobstermen’s experience of climate change.
After three years in Maine, he returned to the West Coast and completed an M.A. in journalism at UBC. His work there included working with publications in northern B.C. and Canada’s three northern territories, coursework on reporting in Indigenous communities, and a final research project where he examined how commercial outfitters use narratives of wilderness, canoeing, and the North to commodify northern Canadian rivers.
He has also guided professionally in the Yukon, farmed in Greenland and Maine, and built trails for the Icelandic Environmental Agency.
He work has appeared in High Country News, The Atlantic, the Literary Review of Canada, and other publications. He is available for freelance writing and photography projects.