FUN FACTS —
Hometown: Alegrete - RS, Brazil.
Favorite Quote: “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” - Stephen King
What is something that you think everyone should do at least once in their life? Tubing down a river.
What did you want to be when you grew up? A professional soccer player and then a soccer coach.
What's the most daring thing you've ever done? Using a zip line to cross a big river.
Describe one of your sessions in 1 sentence: A session with lots of fun and goals (scores).
Name 3 things you can’t live without: Soccer, music & Brazilian BBQ.
Who has influenced you the most in your life? My parents.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why? Some place with a beautiful beach and good food! It must be warm as well.
What is your proudest accomplishment? Achieving my degree from an international university.
What American cultural experience are you most excited about? The outside events with live music and food trucks, as well the sports events that doesn’t exist or are not very common in Brazil.
If you could meet 3 soccer players dead or alive, who would they be? Ronaldinho, Messi, Cavani.
What is your favorite foreign food? Burgers for sure!
Who was your favorite coach when you were a child and why? My first coach, from when I was still a little kid and learning about soccer. He is called Edson but everyone knew him by his nickname Pele (Yes, the same name and nickname of the soccer king).
What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten? Fried frog legs I guess.
Why VISION? It is a great and reliable program that runs their soccer activities for about 10 years. Taking serious the purpose of teaching and coaching all necessary skills to help kids to achieve and develop their best.
What’s something we do differently in the US than you do in your home country? The way Americans make bbq is very different, besides playing baseball and hockey.
What is one thing you will never do again? I have no regrets. I can’t think about anything.
What obscure thing are you talented at? Playing FIFA.