Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Mack has always been active physically (gymnastics, parkour, rock climbing, swimming, biking) and adventurous in spirit. After high school graduation, he took a gap period to travel before starting college. He spent three months exploring Australia and a second three months traveling the US in a van with a handful of close friends. During this period, he visited another friend who was studying at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. It wasn’t long before he had enrolled himself. In 2018, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science with a minor in Outdoor Recreation Leadership. As an added bonus, he also met and married his wife, Abby, while at Harding.
After graduation, he took a software developer position with Seasons Ventures International in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he was responsible for upgrading and maintaining multiple applications for the talent and development industry. With a desire to expand his technical skillset and return to the Pacific Northwest, Mack, Abby, and their two cats relocated to Portland when he landed his role with Sitka.