Vinny was born, raised, and educated in Utica New York. In 2018 Vinny will celebrate his 40th year in the Boys & Girls Club Movement. As a 6 year old boy Vinny attended the Utica Boys Club and also enjoyed his summers at the Utica Boys Club Camp in the Adirondack Mountains. At the age of 11 Vinny was named Boy of the Year awarding him a $25 Savings Bond and a Job at the club. Vinny was the Youngest Club Director in the country at age 17 and found himself as the Program Director & Camp Director at the Springfield Boys Club in 1988. Vinny furthered his career as he led clubs in Long Island, Washington DC, Memphis, & Detroit, but in 2016 Vinny relocated his family back to Springfield a city that is close to his heart. Vinny has a wife Shelby, and 2 children, Delaney & Vincent. In Vinny’s free time he enjoys sports, boating, cooking and camping in the Adirondacks.