Mark Shilling, founder of Shilling/Crafted and partner with Big Thirst Consulting, specializes in distillery startup operations and project management. After spending 20 years as a government and regulatory affairs professional (aka 'lobbyist'), Mark founded Revolution Spirits Distilling Company in 2013, quickly establishing the distillery as a favorite stop along the Central Texas beer, wine, and spirits trail.
As a tireless advocate for the industry, Shilling helped establish the Texas Distilled Spirits Association in 2012, has been a frequent speaker at the American Distilling Institute, and served as president of The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas from 2013 to 2015.
In 2016, Mark was elected to the board of directors for the American Craft Spirits Association, served as president the organization from 2017-2018 and currently chairs the association's government affairs committee. He has also served on the board of advisors for Microshiner, a multimedia publication and "guide to craft spirits, cocktail culture, and the small batch life."Events