Chris is a renaissance man with skills in diverse areas of communications including working as a social media manager, a PR agency staffer, and as a news reporter. He is also a board member of the local Public Relations Society of America chapter. Being close to the Great Smoky Mountains probably has something to do with Chris’ animal choice — a bear. Chris says bears appear cuddly but are fierce at the same time. Bears can be silly but serious and are the stars of many a YouTube viral video. In Chris’ view, few animals are seen as kind, aloof, and silly while also being known as fierce, strong and powerful, like the bear.