When is the last time you went out of your way to help someone in need? After a life-altering auto accident, Chris learned to appreciate life and devote his time to helping others.
Chris started his career after high school as a sales rep for TruGreen and quickly became one of their top salesmen. But after his accident in 1997, followed by years of physical and mental therapy, Chris began volunteering and visiting newly injured people at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
In 2010, Chris founded Rolling Inspirations, a 100-person-strong support group for those with mobility impairments, eventually turning the program into a certified 501c3 non-profit.
It wasn’t long until Rolling Inspirations gained national attention from United Spinal Association. Chris was invited to serve as president of their San Antonio chapter while simultaneously leading as the South Texas ambassador and a peer mentor for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
A high mark of his community-focused career arrived with his invitation to give a motivational presentation at a Palo Alto College TEDx event in 2019. He is thrilled to continue his personal mission of support and outreach through his contributions to NATURALLY ABLE.
After all he’s achieved, Chris feels like his work is never done and lives by his mantra: “Disabled is a label I intend to redefine!”