Mark Stock was born in Portland, Oregon to middle class academics who courageously sacrificed the Midwest for the rugged and fascinating Pacific Northwest. He studied journalism and played soccer at Gonzaga University before the requisite globetrotting and head-scratching of early adulthood. He trusts a long freelancing career will lead to being a published author and knows full-well such an objective is very much a writerly cliché.

Mark has been writing for Willamette Week and Oregon Wine Press since 2008 and is always sniffing out new writing projects. He has been featured consistently in Sip NorthwestBeautiful Savage magazine and Music Savage (no relation). His work has also appeared in Forbes, Expedia Canada and Travel Oregon, among others. From 2008-2016, Mark was the Assistant Winemaker and Director of Media for Vista Hills Vineyard, a small-batch winery in the Dundee Hills. He was the Associate Editor at Imbibe for the remainder of 2016. Currently, he is up to his ears in freelance projects (but always seeking more).