Mario joined the MRG foundation board in July 2018 having worked with MRG through our Capacity Building Initiative for Lotus Rising Project (LRP). He co-founded LRP to fill a need for a community organization to help LGBTQ in the Medford area via social justice and services. Mario was the Executive Director of LRP and an alum to the Sexuality and Gender Alliance youth group and to LRP’s Youth Empowerment Theater program. He is also a Board member for the Rogue Action Center, another MRG grantee. Mario now lives in Portland with his partner Mike and with their beautiful daughter, Addison. He enjoys spending free time doing yard work and being outdoors.