Mark is a lawyer and an environmental planner, and is President of TwoEco, Inc. He also serves on the Sustainability and Social Responsibility Committee of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, and as President of the Philippine Heritage Conservation Society.
As Director for Legislative Affairs of Senator Richard Gordon, he worked as the lead drafter of Republic Act No. 9593, the Tourism Act of 2009. He has worked as a consultant for the Department of Tourism, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. He previously worked with the firm of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan on corporate, investment, and employment law, and has taught development studies at De La Salle University and tourism development planning at the University of the Philippines.
At Yale University he earned a master’s degree in Environmental Management, studying issues ranging from land use planning, climate change, energy systems, global strategic studies, and corporate environmental strategy and conducted research on tourism with Yale’s Center for Industrial Ecology and Tropical Resources Institute. He obtained his law and political science degrees from the University of the Philippines. He placed 2nd in the 2014 licensure exam for environmental planning, and has trained with the Getty Institute and ThinkCity Malaysia on Heritage Conservation.