Mark Whitaker

Mark Whitaker


Skamokawa, Washington




Mark Whitaker is a WEMT-B, working with the Skamokawa and Cathlamet Volunteer Fire Departments in Southwest Washington state. He has been leading sea kayaking trips and coaching kayaking and canoeing skills on the lower Columbia River and Oregon coast since 2004, and is an owner and the operations and financial manager of Columbia River Kayaking, LLC. 

In prior lives he was an Eagle scout, a punk rock dishwasher, a foreign car mechanic, a hippie logger and a portable sawmill operator, and is currently an avid hunter, fisherman and photographer. He lives on 15 acres of temperate rainforest in Skamokawa, WA, where he hikes in the woods almost every day with an up and coming bird dog.