Foster Arizona Community Blog

Educating & Empowering Arizona's Families
13
Jan

Meet Our Team: Chris

Born in Council Bluffs Iowa, Chris’s parents moved his family around quite a bit (Iowa, Ohio, Texas, Colorado) prior to settling down in Scottsdale, AZ in 1991. Chris finished High School at Horizon High School in 1993, and then attended Arizona State University, completing his bachelors degree in Business in 1998. Chris and his wife April were married in June of 2000 and currently live in Chandler, Arizona with their two teenagers, Colby and Alexa. Chris currently works as an Engineer at Intel in Chandler, AZ in the Manufacturing IT Organization. He currently volunteers with Foster Arizona by supporting our technology needs and he is also a member of the Board of Directors.
What is your favorite food?
  • All of it! I am not what you would call a “picky eater”

What do you love about Arizona/how long have you lived here?

  • I have lived in Arizona for about 27 years, and the thing I love most about Arizona is the diversity in the climate! In the summer, it can be 115 degrees down in the valley, but just a couple hours away, you can be in the mountains in the 80s/90s. In the winter, you can have a beautiful 60 degree day, and just a couple hours away, you can go skiing!

What matters most to you?

  • The health and happiness of my wife and kids are the most important things to me.

What is on the top of your bucket list?

  • Traveling to as many exotic locations as possible!

What is your favorite quote?

  • “Have fun storming the castle!” – Miracle Max, The Princess Bride

What books have you read recently?

  • The Phoenix Project… its a nerdy IT book, but a good read!

Why do you volunteer with Foster Arizona?

  • We volunteer because we want to make a difference. The crisis of foster care in Arizona is at an all time high, and getting involved in even the smallest way is a step in the right direction. Even just getting people to talk about foster care in Arizona would be a success!

What drew you to making a difference in foster care?

  • Everyone has different God-given talents, and I believe that we should be using these talents to help others. There is no greater need than the needs of those who cannot help themselves. “Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.” — Psalm 82:3

What impact do you want to make for kids?

  • Ultimately, helping kids find their forever families is the goal. I plan to do that by employing my skills and experience in technology to help advance the mission of Foster Arizona… Educating, Empowering, and Encouraging those who are interested in supporting the foster care crisis in Arizona.

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