We are honored to have called Chris a friend and colleague. His impact on Maine Media Workshops + College will be lasting.

Chris was born in 1968 in Lancaster, Pa., and lived in North Carolina, Montreal, and Pennsylvania during his formative years before graduating from Lampeter-Strasburg High School in 1987. During high school, Chris was member of various school bands and athletic teams and was an Eagle Scout. Chris graduated from Syracuse University in 1991 with a degree in communications, and soon after moved to San Francisco to pursue music and to experience life on the West Coast.

While in California, Chris had a remarkable career in the music business with several rock bands and was a signed recording artist with a respected record label. During his time in San Francisco, Chris received training and taught himself several multimedia platforms, such as filmmaking, editing, and production.

Chris eventually found his way to Camden, where he used his multimedia skills and background to produce several documentaries and short films, and was a staff teacher at the Maine Media Workshops. For his work, Chris received two regional Emmys and had his productions aired several times on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Still an avid musician, Chris continued playing music to score on films and played regularly with local area bands. During his life in Maine, Chris also became an accomplished sailor, was a boat owner, and belonged to the Rockport Boat Club.

Chris was a naturally helpful, organized, reliable and considerate person who leaves a giant glowing legacy of his experiences and interactions with other people throughout his life.

Chris deeply enjoyed being with family and friends and would want everyone to mourn his passing with fond memories, good stories, laughter, dark humor, and a few good beers. He will be missed every day in the hearts of hundreds, and will not be forgotten.

Over the 7 years that Chris was affiliated with Maine Media Workshops + College, Chris taught nearly 200 students from 15 countries across the globe.   The goal of the fund is to raise $10,000 or more, and be able to give a scholarship of up to $1,500 each year for 7 years (in honor of the 7 years Chris taught here).  The scholarship will go to a filmmaker wishing to attend a workshop or the four-week film school at MMW+C.





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