What did you do before you were a Miner?
Before I was a Miner, I was a Sports Information Director for the University of Arkansas. It was simply an awesome three years; I got to work with some of the best women hoopers and golfers in the world, helping to media train them, while also advocating for them across all our social channels. It still makes me smile to watch a few of the athletes I worked with do interviews after playing in WNBA games or after a good round on the LPGA Tour.
If you could be anywhere right now, where would it be?
Beacon Bay, Newport Beach, California. I’d be sitting at the fire with a glass of rosé in hand, surrounded by friends and family.
What are three things people don’t know about you?
+ I once swam from Alcatraz to shore. It’s a little over two miles.
+ I have a four-song EP out on Spotify and Apple Music.
+ Yes, Mario is my real name.
What do you do for fun?
Nothing is more fun than a good jam session! I have always loved to play music, including guitar, drums and piano. I also love to compete, whether it’s in a game of basketball or a game of Sequence, going out with friends, and I love to make people laugh.
What are your favorite quotes?
+ “It’s nearly impossible for the quality of your life to be higher than the quality of your friends.” – Unknown
+ “Be curious, not judgemental.” – Ted Lasso