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Hi I'm Vinny

I live in Southern California, I'm a Parkour and FreeRunning Instructor, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 23 years old, single, recently graduated college. Third of four children, I grew up in a small town in Connecticut in an amazing family. I served a mission for the church in Arequipa Peru. After graduating from BYU, I moved to Southern California to pursue my dream of opening a parkour training facility. My passion in life (other than the church) is movement--of all kids. Since I was very young I have enjoyed activities such as snowboarding, skimboarding, rock-climbing, breakdancing, and tumbling. In college I was introduced to parkour, which has since become a huge part of who I am. Parkour is all about efficient movement, enabling one to overcome obstacles and barriers in their path. I think one of the reasons I love it so much is because parkour does for me physically what the gospel does spiritually. To the average person, a 12-foot vertical brick wall may seem impossible to overcome; however, to a parkour enthusiast, that same obstacle is seen as a challenge that can be conquered--difficult, yes, and with much effort, but possible. To a person without knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the death of a loved one or the stresses of life may seem nearly impossible to overcome; however, to a true follower of Christ, these trials are seen as challenges that can be conquered--with much difficulty and effort, yes, but possible. The Gospel and the Church of Jesus Christ provide us with the necessary tools to overcome any obstacle or barrier in our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon simply because I have seen that it is the best way to live life. I have learned for myself that this is the only true Church which possesses the fullness of the Gospel.

How I live my faith

I try to do my part to help those around me--do what Jesus would do.