Big Mark's Qualifications
- Webflow CMS, Layout, 101 and Expert Certification
- New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Southern Institute of Technology)
- New Zealand Diploma in Photography (Southern Institute of Technology)
- Certificate in Practical Photography (Photoschool)
I was born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, and I lived here most of my life. My parents were Sam and Pearl, they were the two greatest people I ever knew, and I miss them both very much.
My first job was at the local supermarket, and my second was washing dishes at Wellington Hospital. It was while working at the second job that I developed a love for the hospitality industry that ultimately turned into a 15-year career in the conference and events industry.
I’ve washed dishes under the shadow of Mount Cook at the Hermitage Hotel, supervised banquets at the Auckland Park Regency and the Stamford Plaza, waited on tables at Fortuna Restaurant and the Airport Hotel, managed conference centres at Sky City and the New Zealand Parliament, managed the 2002 State Dinner for HM the Queen, co-ordinated events for Te Papa and my own catering company.
I started my own business in 2011 called Big Mark Photography. We developed a reputation as conference specialists, but we did many other things as well. We covered everything from fashion shows to corporate trade-shows, from intimate private events to large international festivals.
Big Mark Photography became Big Mark & Co, and our focus shifted from photographing conferences and events. Towards the end of 2022, due to ongoing issues with my health, Big Mark & Co fully transformed into a business that focused on web design.
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