Marcus grew up in Billings, MT, next door to the gorgeous Rocky Mountains. His formative experiences with wine came from stealing swigs of "the sacrament" as a 10 year-old Catholic alter boy. He renounced drinking through his teen years, choosing instead to over-achieve in high school and got himself a scholarship to a fancy school out East called St. Olaf College (...Minnesota was "out East" for them!). There he studied music, Russian and recreational, yet responsible, beverage consumption. After graduation, Marcus co-founded the vocal band, InPulse, and spent his twenties traveling the continent in an RV (others via jet). Long story short, in 2009, he left his career as a professional singer/entertainer to become a wine and spirits salesperson. He loved selling booze, but in 2013 decided to give that up to be a stay-at-home-dad to the world's greatest kids. Soon after, he met Jay and the rest is history. Marcus currently lives in Delano, MN where he gardens while singing opera.