Leadership

We say yes to fun! We approach our work from a perspective of play. This doesn't just mean in our designs and programs, but also in our mindset and approach to problems. While we take our work seriously, we don't hold back sharing passionately, positively, and playfully. Join us! →

Caitlin brings her love of play and parkour to Parkour Visions all the way from the East Coast. Over the past 10+ years she has worked in both private and public sector, founding parkour companies, leadership events, working with city governments to incorporate play initiatives, and building over 40 pop-up playgrounds along the way. She was drawn to PKV specifically because the missions is something that resonates with her deeply. She believes sport and play are integral to whole human health, and in the profound power of parkour to transform people.

In addition to her role at PKV, she founded and still directs the North American Women’s Parkour Gathering, an initiative developed to increase participation and access for women. She also created the Art of Retreat Parkour Conference, dedicated to best practice sharing and promoting communal learning at the leadership level for parkour foundations. Before that she co-founded and spearheaded the overall growth of The Movement Creative, an east coast movement-fusion company which taught parkour and movement to over 2,000 kids and adults a year.

She is currently serving as the inaugural Chair of the national governing body, The United States Parkour Association, and advocates for alternative athletics / parkour / play on international stages, and has spoken at and participated in events organized by TEDx, Bloomberg Philanthropies (CityLab), US Play Coalition, International Making Cities Livable Council, and the NY AIA.

She likes her book-cases color coordinated, her London Fogs extra foamy, and her training grounds cold and concrete.


Caitlin Pontrella
Executive Director

Colin Macdonald
Design Director

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Matt Dolman
Instructor


Cordelia was one of Parkour Visions’ earliest students - she found the then titled “Pacific Northwest Parkour Association” teaching classes at a Crossfit gym in Seattle in 2008. She started coaching with Parkour Visions a couple years after, and parkour changed her life. Prior to parkour she had just recovered from an eating disorder, and parkour was what taught her to love her body for what her body does, not what it looks like. Because of this she is extremely passionate about sharing movement and the benefits it provides people for physical, mental, and emotional health.

Cordelia has since coached parkour all over the world - she organized the first international parkour gathering in India 2013, taught parkour at an orphanage in Mumbai, and taught at women's’ parkour workshops in USA, Canada and Mexico. In addition, she was Head Coach for Apex Movement gym in Boulder in 2014, and has since trained parkour coaches at gyms across the USA. She also competes in obstacle course competitions - including on the TV show American Ninja Warrior, North American Parkour Championships, and WFPF Jump Off Las Vegas. She has done stunts for various movies, including “Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief”.

Cordelia is a total nerd and loves Star Wars, Dungeons & Dragons, video games, movies, and cats.

Cordelia Hollingsworth
Program Director

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Ari Zherdi
Communications Manager

Teddy's acrobatic career started with a trampoline, when he was but a wee lad, where he spent many a summer's day bouncing (in the shade, of course) and teaching himself flips. It has since branched out to martial arts, cheerleading, trampoline, tumbling, a variety of aerial arts and most recently flying trapeze.   Teddy has been teaching gymnastics for the past 5 years, and couldn't imagine his life at a muggle job. When not teaching, he's most commonly seen jamming on a trampoline, taking classes or anywhere there's people as he is a social butterfly.

Teddy's acrobatic career started with a trampoline, when he was but a wee lad, where he spent many a summer's day bouncing (in the shade, of course) and teaching himself flips. It has since branched out to martial arts, cheerleading, trampoline, tumbling, a variety of aerial arts and most recently flying trapeze. 

Teddy has been teaching gymnastics for the past 5 years, and couldn't imagine his life at a muggle job. When not teaching, he's most commonly seen jamming on a trampoline, taking classes or anywhere there's people as he is a social butterfly.

Teddy Broe
Instructor

Kim Liu
Instructor

Rebecca Brightly
Community Organizer


Brandee is a humanimal who has been practicing parkour since 2006. She has over ten years of teaching experience with the non-profit organization Parkour Visions and has led classes, seminars, and collaborated with parkour communities and organizations worldwide. As an athlete she is known for her fluid, low-impact movement style, balancing power and technique to execute seemingly effortless feats of ninjary. As an instructor, she’s known for her attention to detail, creative approaches to training, and for bringing boundless playful energy into her sessions. A curious human and avid doer-of-things, Brandee is also a juggler and poet, deeply values the mindset of living through utility, and can often be found hanging about at twilight in the trees.

Brandee Laird
Instructor

Brian (Ox) Tracey
Instructor

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 Tuline Kinaci
Wordsmith Warrior

Nicholas Muth
Instructor

Arkady Svidrigailov
Community Organizer

Bryan started training Parkour in 2008 teaching himself the philosophy and discipline through Parkour Generation/Yamakasi YouTube videos and Ryan Ford's Demon Drills series. Since then he has become a certified level 1 and 2 coach with Parkour Visions gym in Seattle, Wa. Furthermore he has a background in strength and conditioning for parkour and sports psychology in competitive settings.
His training style focuses on powerful high line movements incorporating technical footwork and a love for fear and height challenges.

Bryan Riggins
Instructor

Ian was born down where the drawls are slow and the tea is sweet but he migrated to the picturesque Northwest to learn some sweet new skills. And learn he did; by day he trades in data and spreadsheets and by night (and sometimes mid-morning) he teaches parkour in this great urban landscape. He was brought up by PKV in the early Leary days, circa 2010, and has been a staple of the Seattle community ever since. A founding member of “Team Old”, Ian started training around his third decade and has been keeping it up almost daily ever since. His coaching style takes its cues from old-school Jackie Chan films and other masterpieces of martial arts cinema.

Ian Schwartz
Instructor

Jake Smith
Instructor

Joan Lehmiller
Administrative


COMMUNITY NETWORK

Parkour Visions has a large network of apprentices, certified coaches, and affiliated leaders in the community who work with us to deliver on our mission--whether it is in coaching locally or pushing programs abroad under our banner. You might see them from time to time at events and in classes; Don't be shy--they are excited to share their passion for parkour! We also have an incredible group of people who volunteer their time working on projects, sharing our mission, and helping us grow. 

 

Chrischelle Borhani
Certified Instructor

Padraic Decimo
Certified Instructor

Christopher Hollingsworth
Freerunning Instructor

Henry Silverstein
Certified Instructor

 

Justin Sweeney
Certified Instructor, Tacoma

Filip Tuhy
Photography

Chris James
Certified Instructor

Dustin Carlino
Community Organizer

 

Julie Angel
Photography

Steve Zavitz
Instructor, Photographer

Niko Machado
Certified Instructor

 

Anya Chibis
Photography

Cortney Drummond
Graphics

Max Kleweno
Certified Instructor

Kellen Frodelius-Fujimoto 
Photography