Growing up in Massachusetts in a wine drinking family gave Mark early exposure to many European wines and sparked an interest that led him to his career path in the wine business. From a small wine shop on Martha’s Vineyard over twenty years ago to running the wine program at the AAA Five Diamond Boulders Resort in Scottsdale Arizona, he has worked at all levels of the wine business. Preceding his move to Oregon Mark held positions with wine distributors both small and large in Massachusetts. Most recently he was Massachusetts and Rhode Island District Manager for the W.J. Deutsch Company, Americas fifth largest wine importing and marketing company.
A passion for fine wine and a desire to return to a smaller, more focused environment where quality will always trump quantity, led Mark to Penner-Ash. As the National Sales Manager, he oversees all Penner-Ash sales efforts, focusing on distributor relationships. In his off time he can be found fishing, skydiving, cooking and playing golf rather poorly.