Evandro "Mancha" Menezes
Evandro 'Mancha' grew up in Belo Horizonte (“beautiful horizon”) – an urban mecca nestled in the breathtaking mountains of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He grew up cultivating food from his own backyard, where his father maintained a family garden and his mother sourced herbs for healing tinctures and plant-based medicines. He started skating at the age of 13, and soon began to dream about traveling to the United States and owning his own vert ramp, which seemed close to impossible at the time. He quickly rose up in the Brazilian vert scene, traveling all over Brazil and eventually landing in Sao Paulo. In 2001, he jumped on an opportunity to travel to the U.S. with a group from a popular Brazilian skateboarding magazine. He arrived in the United States without knowing any English and with only a few dollars in his pocket. He never gave up, sneaking in skate sessions between multiple jobs. Today, despite countless forces working against him, he prevailed and owns a home in the vert "capital" of Vista, CA with a former X-Games ramp nestled in his backyard. Having realized his first dream, he is now working on his second one: to live sustainably off his own land. When he is not skating, he can be found at home taking care of his three young kids, cultivating his plants and building websites.
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Va firme na direçao da sua meta. Porque o penssamento cria, o desejo atrai e fe realiza.
(English Translation) Pursue your goals with intention. Because thinking creates, desire attracts and faith makes it happen.
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