Vito is a retired multisport wheelchair athlete (rugby, softball, tennis, basketball) who also enjoys recreational activities such as canoeing and kayaking, scuba diving, and water skiing.
While no longer a competitive athlete, Vito continues to give back and teach others the power of finding one’s passion by organizing adaptive water ski clinics in the St. Louis area through an organization he co-founded in 2007 – Missouri Disabled Water Ski Association (MDWSA). Vito holds Level 1 Instructor, Adaptive Water Ski Instructor, and Safety Coordinator certifications through USA Water Ski & Wake Sports.
Due to his disability acquired in 1983 when he broke his neck playing rugby, Vito has an inside understanding of the needs of people with disabilities, especially those with physical disabilities and mobility issues. He is married and has two adult children.