Staff Spotlight: Meet Chris!
Chris is originally from Michigan but has developed a passion for the outdoors since moving to Colorado. He joined the Habitat Metro Denver team almost one year ago and is our Sponsorship Manager. Chris’ job focuses on creating strong partnerships with local churches and corporate sponsors.
Chris spends a lot of his time out of the office, meeting with potential donors about Habitat and how together we can build and preserve affordable homeownership.
“I love when I get to go on the construction site to thank donors for their support. It’s always fun to wear hard hats and take photos!” shares Chris.
“I’ve worked in both nonprofit and for-profit settings. But never before has my work been so tangible and a direct connection between the work and the end result of helping the community.” Chris continues, “If I do my job well, the results of the work can be seen in Habitat building more homes and that feels great. It’s a very rewarding job.”
- Role model: Not sure if I have just one, but Lindsay Vonn comes to mind. Her strength and determination to overcome injury after injury, is truly incredible. She’s a great role model to encourage you to never quit when it feels like you can’t possibly go on.
- Dream job: Working for an outdoor retailer like Outdoor Research, testing equipment and gear.
- College: Hope College- FLY DUTCHMEN FLY!
- Star sign: Capricorn
- Hidden talent: I do graphic design volunteer work for other nonprofits
- Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
- Hobbies: I love being outdoors- running and skiing are my favorite ways to spend time in the mountains
- Favorite food: Pizza
- Favorite musician: Need to Breathe (at least right now)
- Favorite author: Andy Weir
- Favorite vacation spot: Steamboat Springs, CO or Pawley’s Island, SC
- Least favorite household chore: Dusting. Where does dust even come from???
- Favorite noise: The silence of skiing in powder.
- Least favorite noise: Chewing
- What keeps you in Colorado? The amazing mountains, outdoor activities and variety of things to do keep us here and we hope to never leave.
What Does Habitat for Humanity Mean to you? To me, Habitat means a lot, but most importantly Habitat is a leader in our community, affecting change in the affordable housing market.