Mario was born in the sunny state of California, and as his family pursued better opportunities nationwide (and sometimes outside of it), moved to Colorado in hopes of creating a bright future for their family. During high school and the entirety of college, he worked in construction as a framer during summers and vacation days to somehow get involved with what seemed a distant dream. Mario grew to not only enjoy the process of creating, but he developed a keen interest in the first half of the process; designing. This led him to join the school of Environmental Design at the University of Colorado at Boulder, which, four years later, granted him a bachelor’s degree in architecture. Upon graduation, Mario embarked on his new career in the Vail Valley, as the newest member of Zehren and Associates; eager to put his hands in the industry. Outside of work he enjoys staying active- from skateboarding, soccer, to camping with family and friends.