I'm the proud father of Bjorn and Liesl, born and raised in Toronto and a lover of all things to do with water. I'm a York University graduate, also schooled at British Columbia's University of Victoria, York's Schulich School of Business.

Bjorn and Liesl in Keswick

One day after school I was asked, "Can we move to the lake, Daddy?" as the kids were getting their wet suits on in Cook's Bay. We had a brief chat about it and I told them that I'd think about it and that we'd better get skiing before the sun went down.

Several months later, I surprised them by pulling into a driveway and parking; they looked at me puzzled, and I said, "This is our new home." Their two faces lit up and we have found ourselves in an amazing community surrounded by amazing friends and ecstatic to have made the move!

Every spring we look forward to getting an early start to the boating season and we get the dock in the water as soon as the ice is gone. It's always a guess as to who'll land the first fish and everyone gets very competitive about it. We fish for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye and northern pike and we've never been disappointed yet! As a lover of technology I feel fortunate to have kids that are active and love the outdoors as much as I do. It's too easy to get stuck behind a screen...


One of my biggest passions is for motorsports and I am the owner of Christiansen Racing, a GT Corvette race team as well as a karting team. We also specialize in high performance driving instruction. Our home track is Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (formerly Mosport International Raceway) and we spend time practicing at various tracks, such as Watkins Glen International, to prepare for competition.

Mark Christiansen

We have partnered with top organizations and championship drivers from the Grand AM series, NASCAR and American Le Mans Series to provide the highest level of quality instructors and consultants in the industry. For more information about the team or to join us track side for an awesome day of motorsports, please visit Christiansen Racing.

This will be a particularly interesting year for Christiansen Racing, since Bjorn may find himself behind the wheel of a race car on a development track. This may be the year that he makes the jump from racing karts to getting behind the wheel of a race car. Bjorn typcally finds himself on the podium after a race, and we're wondering if he can transfer his success behind the wheel of karts to race cars. It's looking to be a very exciting year!

Originally, I created this site to share pictures with family and friends years before the rise of social media, such as Facbook, Twitter, YouTube, etc., and it has morphed once again to what you see here today. I've shrunk the site down, however, the content from previous years has not been lost in the digital ether forever. I won't be updating these pages regularly since life tends to get busy and time can be a luxury. I prefer to stay busy living life away from computer screens and mobile devices, except when that mobile device is a race car.