Vince Onel

Principal / VP of Skatepark Development

Vince grew up in Iowa and discovered skateboarding at age 10.  After years of being chased by police on the campus where his father worked as a professor, Vince joined forces with fellow Iowa City skateboarders to advocate for a public skatepark. Advocacy efforts paid off and the park was successfully constructed in 2002. Lessons learned during this effort and a passion for architecture and construction paved the way for a bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern California.

Since joining Spohn Ranch in 2008 and earning accreditations from the World of Concrete and the U.S. Green Building Council, Vince’s AutoCAD and critical thinking skills have led interdisciplinary teams for 150+ projects across 40+ states – always focused on not only innovative design, but also maintaining schedule and budget.