John Mark is the son of Krewe members Mark and Vicki Waniewski. He follows in the footsteps of his brothers, Jarad and Jacob, who also served the Krewe of Gemini as princes.
John Mark is a freshman at Airline High School. He is a member of the Airline football and lacrosse teams. He spent his summer playing travel lacrosse with the T-Rext lacrosse team. They played tournaments in Mandeville, Birmingham, and Gulf Shores.
He is also a member of the Asbury United Methodist youth group. John Mark spent his summer helping others on mission trips to Arizona with the Asbury youth and to Mexico with Lakeview United Methodist Church and his grandmother, Pat Rice.
John Mark has also ridden in many Gemini parades beginning when he was seven years old.