Mark McKernan has been a familiar face in the beer industry for over 17 years. Before starting at Origlio Reading on the day of the statewide COVID shutdown in March of 2020, Mark gained experience working at a distributor, volunteering at festivals and running samplings. Currently an On-premise Sales Rep, Mark calls on bars, restaurants and clubs throughout eastern Lancaster County.
What do you like most about your position? I love supporting the small local businesses and getting to know the people & families who run them. I also really enjoy being out on the road and the day-to-day variety of my job – I definitely couldn’t work in a cubicle.
What does it take to be a top-notch On-premise Sales Rep? Great communication, whether it’s in person, phone, text or email. It’s important to be able to communicate with customers about product information, availability, inventory (and making sure we get those orders in by cutoff!).
What do you like to do when you’re not working? I love spending time with my beautiful wife Carrie, 3-year-old daughter Cora and 6-month-old son Grady. I also love running, working out and playing ice hockey when I have some free time!
If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be, past or present? Joel Embiid, Norm McDonald and David Bowie.
What are three things on your bucket list? A lot of traveling! I would love to go to Oktoberfest in Germany, visit Scotland and see all 50 states.
Do you have any favorite fall activities? I love spending as much time outside as possible, visiting orchards and fall festivals. My daughter is very excited about going apple picking this year!
What is the last TV show you binged? There are too many to name, but my favorite recent shows was The Boys on Amazon and I Think You Should Leave on Netflix.
If you could be anywhere, drinking any beer… I’d be on my deck with my wife, kids, close friends and family, drinking a 2SP Up & Out or Allagash White (too tough to choose just one beer… good thing I’ve got two hands!).