Mario is the fourth child born into a large and loving Italian family. Both of his parents were born in Italy and came to this country to build a beautiful life for themselves and the children they would have. They are hardworking, loyal and honest people who raised all their children the same, with respect and morals.
Mario is a younger sibling to one brother, two sisters, an uncle to three nieces, a cousin to many and a friend to everyone that he meets. Mario graduated from Johnsburg High School in 2001. While in high school he started his first job as a cashier clerk at Sunnyside Cleaners where he worked for two years until he started as a stocker and cashier at Vals Foods the family business. He continued to work at Vals Foods as a stocker and cashier until he finished school at McHenry County Community College in 2003.
Mario continued his education at Illinois State University where he graduated in 2005 with honors and received a Bachelor Degree in Business Finance. As Mario was finishing up college he was able to help his family build their second grocery store Vals Fresh Market in Fox Lake. Mario was Vals Fresh Markets General Manager and plays a significant role in the day to day success of the family business.