Joey Marcella has been active in the stone and tile industry for over 34 years, with 27 years at the helm of Mario & Son. He is a regular speaker at international trade shows for the stone industry, representing the Natural Stone Institute and the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA), serving on the Board of Directors. Marcella is also an award-winning marble sculptor, with his work supporting organizations such as the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (the MAC) and the Spokane Valley Arts Council of which he also served as a board member. He recently was the recipient of the Natural Stone Institute’s Craftsman of the Year for 2018, as well as the association’s Grande Pinnacle Award for his sculpture “Aura”. Additionally, he was named Stone World’s 2018 Fabricator of the Year.