In 2002, Chris began a summer drama camp with the idea that drama was fun! By 2008, Chris realized that Mobile needed a Children’s Theater where all students would be welcomed and accepted, regardless of talent. Sunny Side was founded on the principal that everyone has something to offer and it was the responsibility of the director to identify the students’ talents and showcase them! Over the years, Sunny Side has grown to include an Exceptional Arts Special Needs program, Travel Competition Team, Broadway Bound After School, School Outreach, Homeschool & Touring Drama, and its own Voice Studio.
Chris holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology, a Master’s in Elementary Education, and an Administrator’s Certificate. Chris was named a Freddie G Fellow in 2016 and Sunny Side won Best in State in 2019 at the Alabama Youth Theatre Extravaganza.
Chris and his wife Christy have five children, Joey, Matthew, Dominick, Anthony, and Charlie, who are all involved in the arts.