a little bit about chris... 

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A native of Stuttgart, Germany, he burst onto the scene by sneaking on stage during his mother’s fashion and talent shows.  He moved to the United States permanently at a young age where he continued and fostered his admiration and passion for the performing arts.

Artist...

He is a trained dancer, actor and model who, to name a few, has appeared in Television commercials for match.com, Roman and statefarm's superbowl commercial, advertisements for Famous Footwear, hershey park and Copper Compression, performed in music videos for Brandi Carlile and GoldLink as well as walking the runway for Street Fashion Week, Islands Fashion Show and being a part of a safe sex campaign for Durex.

Men's Mental Health Advocate...

he started men-tallyware.com, a safe, non-judgmental resource website geared towards men understanding, seeking and practicing good mental health and hygiene.  further the work of erasing the stigma around men and mental health.

Entrepreneur & Volunteer...

Founder of Kathenas Entertainment, a production dedicated to creating inclusive and diverse content.  He also started Kathenas Fitness, fundamentally sound physical training with the goal of overall fitness.  He stays involved and grounded with multiple organizations including The Bowery Mission, Covenant House NYC, Joy of Motion Dance Center and Alvin Ailey Extension.

Motivational & Inspirational Speaker...

Pulling from his real life experiences, he is a genuinely charismatic and innocently honest presence when speaking.  Given the opportunity to speak at The University of California-Irvine's annual "Take Back The Night" Conference, Hamilton Stage and Church Of The Great Anointing is not something he takes lightly and actually gets the most enjoyment and fulfillment out of.

Stay Ready.

In order to live his life he has to "Stay Ready" which is a state of mind, body and soul where you align yourself with whatever it takes each day to be in a state of readiness.  Stay Ready is always keeping yourself in position to be able to move, shift, accept, deny or receive whatever life and opportunity bring your way. Not to be confused with being carefree, never being caught off guard or a win or loss record against life.  No one knows what the next second, minute, hour or day will bring but what is known is that if you stay ready, you won’t have to get ready.