Marek Sobola Ph.D. was born on July 3, 1981 in the city of Žilina, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) into a Roman Catholic family from Lalinok and Divina villages. He spent the first years of his life in Divina. Marek Sobola is an authorised landscape architect, designer and heraldic artist. He is a member of the Slovak Chamber of Architects also a member of the Liturgical Commission of the Diocese of Žilina and a member of the Council of the Episcopal Conference of Slovakia for Science, Education and Culture. At present, he works in Žilina. He studied at the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SUA) at the Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering (1999 – 2004). Afterwards, he continued with his studies at SUA at the Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development, Department of Sustainable Development during 2004 – 2007. After finishing his Ph.D. studies, he studied history at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra at the Faculty of Arts for another five years. Marek founded the project called “Tree of Peace” in 2018.
- The Association for Garden Design and Landscaping of Slovakia, A Garden, Park, Garden detail of 2016: Bronze and Silver medal for two garden projects.
- The Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, A Phoenix – National Cultural Monument of the Year 2017: Honourable recognition for exceptional realization of the restoration project of the Statue of St. John of Nepomuk in the village of Divina.