Mario was born & raised right here in beautiful Naples, FL. He started this agency after spending 12 years in partnership with his twin brother in another local insurance agency.
Mario graduated from Lely High School where he was a standout on the football team that played for the areas first State Championship in 1987. After high school he got an opportunity to attend Charleston Southern University on a partial football scholarship. Upon graduating, Mario married his college sweetheart, Kimberly, and began a career in education.
Mario spent 6 years in the classroom teaching English and coaching football, softball, and baseball. At the age of 31 he got an opportunity to become the youngest Athletic Director in the state at his alma mater Lely High School and shortly thereafter at Palmetto Ridge High School (where he opened up the school from the ground up as the very first A.D. in the school’s history). After 4 years in this position, Mario decided to make a career move and go into the insurance industry as a partner / owner with his twin brother.
Over the past 12 years Mario has helped build GC Insurance into a very well known and successful insurance agency while insuring over 5,000 families. While doing this he has stayed very active in the community through youth and high school sports; Mario is currently an assistant baseball coach at Barron Collier High School.
Mario plans to take the same fundamental approach that he used to help build his previous agency and use that to make VANDERBILT INSURANCE a trusted partner that can help protect families within our community. As an independent agency we will be able to shop insurance with several different markets in order to provide the customers with great pricing without sacrificing coverages or leaving them with gaps in their protection plan. The philosophy of Vanderbilt Insurance is to treat every customer as if they were a family member and never sacrifice protection.
Mario enjoys vacationing and spending time with his wife, Kimberly and their children: Taylor (23), Dylan (21), Hilaria (13), and Jackson (11).