Mario Soldevilla has always been interested in his spiritual makeup and growth. He has read many spiritual books, including books on shamanism and Native American teachings. Based on his readings, he developed a philosophy expressed in his writings of; love, compassion, acceptance understanding, and forgiveness.
He studied mathematics at the University of Miami where he obtained a bachelor degree in education. He worked in both the private and public sector, and he retired in 2009 after twenty years of service to the city of Miami, where he was a director. Mario resides in Miami, Florida, with his wife, Theresa Girten, and they are surrounded by their children and seven grandchildren.