Vital started working at Gold Star in the spring of 2015, but has been a part of our GSG family since 2001, when his daughter CC implemented our Cheer & Dance program, and his grandchildren began competing on our teams. Vital worked for many decades as a design engineer throughout Silicon Valley, and has a Bachelors in Industrial Arts from San Jose State, and is certified in CPR and First Aid. He decided in his retirement to take on an occupation which kept him away from a desk. Currently he directs traffic in the afternoon and is our all-around handyman, when we can pry him away from his volunteer work at his grandchildren’s schools and his job as teacher’s aide in a special education classroom. His peaceful countenance and patient attitude brings a calm to our often chaotic driveway. Vital is able to fix anything, and has worked tirelessly to help us to maintain a clean and safe environment in the gym. We are a safer place because of his constant attention to detail and seemingly endless supply of energy.