Mark was born and raised in St. Helena, CA and spent summers in Jerez, Zacatecas Mexico with his grandparents. Before joining Napa Wine Company Mark has spent time as an EMT, Volunteer Fire Fighter in Napa Valley, graduated from the Police Academy, and had an internship with the Napa County District Attorney’s Office in the Investigations Bureau. After the academy, he joined Napa Wine Company for the 2008 harvest, was instantly hooked, and has not looked back since. Mark has worked in all areas at Napa Wine Company including Cellar, Maintenance, Bottling, Lab, Tasting Room, Winemaking, Production Management and now as Director of Operations. “I’ve had the great opportunity to learn from so many past and present colleagues from the Production Staff to Winemaking to Clients.”
Mark enjoys spending time with his wife Julie, their kids Aiden and Alex, family, and friends.