Mark Waters has been diagnosed with COVID-19, and is currently hospitalized with the illness. He contracted the virus last month, and has been under medical care since December 14.
One of the most giving and influential figures in the skateboard industry, Mark has worked at Woodward Skate Camp, Tum Yeto, Transword, Sole Tech, USA Skateboarding, and most recently as the Executive Director at Go Skateboarding Foundation; in our small world, every body is basically connected to Mark by three degrees of separation. His OC venue The Observatory has hosted countless bands and supported the skate community through special events (some of which The Berrics has been fortunate enough to attend). When people talk about a “pillar of the community,” well, that’s Mark.
If you are able to help Mark’s family in any way, please consider donating to their GoFundMe page. Read more about his condition and medical treatment here.