Mario was born and raised in Albuquerque’s North Valley. He is a graduate of Menaul School, Class of 1992. Mario was a member of the inaugural 8th grade class at Menaul School. After Menaul School, he attended Menlo College and the University of New Mexico and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from New Mexico Highlands University in the winter of 1997.
After finishing his degree, Mario worked as Executive Vice President at Universal Printing & Publishing until 1999. He then enrolled in the University of New Mexico School of Law. Mario graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from UNM School of Law in 2002. The same year, he received his license to practice law. Mario worked for Caruso Law Offices from 2002 to 2004, Ron Bell & Associates from 2004 to 2008, and, in 2008, he and two partners established their own firm, Medrano, Hess & Struck.
Mario married his wife, Felicia Medrano, in 2001. A year later, their first son, Mario A. Medrano, was born. Their second son, Isaac A. Medrano, was born in 2005. Mario currently coaches his sons’ New Mexico Young American Football League teams and Little League Baseball teams, as he has done for several years.
Mario was a member of the Menaul School Board of Trustees previously, from 2004 to 2010. He is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Hispano Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, Board of Directors for the West Gate Little League, and now the Menaul School Board of Trustees.
Secretary, Board of Trustees; Member, Finance and Budget Committee; Member, executive Committee