Chris has a wealth of experience with a varied background including Southern Housing Group, Mental Health, Child Protection, Special Educational Needs and Youth Work. He has also worked as a conveyancing secretary and worked for a theatre company for ten years which involved every aspect of theatre life including stage crew, lime lights, fly crew, working the sound and lighting board and later, treading the boards as an actor!
From 1st November 2017, Chris was promoted to the role of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Manager. The significant changes to the Job Description will more effectively utilise Chris' many strengths and skills and we hope will bring increasing professionalism to these vitally important aspects of the work of Sight for Wight, especially at a time when we hope to deliver a growing range of support and services and need to generate additional revenue to support these and existing activities. Chris now has a very demanding workload, but will continue to work closely with Michelle Taylor, Volunteer Manager, to help recruit new event stewards, ambassadors and fundraisers to support us.
When not working, Chris has a variety of interests, including Doctor Who (he has a full sized Dalek in his dining room!), meditation and relaxation and has a particular penchant for Lindsay Wagner, who played The Bionic Woman in the 70's television series and who he has met on several occasions since 2009 when she visits the U.K. with her Quiet The Mind & Open The Heart workshops. Chris also enjoys bodyboarding, videography and generally keeping in shape.