Mac teaches English composition and literature courses at North Island College. He is also the instructor at Tōshikan Traditional Karate and Kobudō in Courtenay. “Through my practices, I get to explore and develop the physical, intellectual and emotional aspects of being. I love that I get to work with children and young adults. And, since I am a late-bloomer myself, I also appreciate the older adults who find their way into my classes to try something new and to share their perspectives, be it in writing or in martial arts. I am also inspired and refreshed by spending lots of time outside with my family on mountains, in forests and on the Salish Sea in this beautiful unceded territory of the K’moks First Nation.”