Mr. Vanada was raised in Pennsylvania and is a United States Air Force veteran with an honorable discharge. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education Social Studies with a minor in European History from York College of Pennsylvania . Mr. Vanada furthered his education at Millersville University by earning his Master of Arts degree in History where he specialized in the study of religions and religious history.
Mr. Vanada has been with Red Lion Area Senior High since the 2003-04 school year. He is married with a wife and two children. His interests (other than the study of history, philosophy and religion) include playing guitar, working on cars, and sketching and painting.