Meet our new word nerd, Chris!

Apr 22nd, 2021 Updates

Hey hey! My name’s Chris, and I’m excited to be starting the second decade of my writing career at Kicks. I’m a long-form content writer with a short-form dog — my corgi runs the show around my house.

 What 3 traits define you?

  • Caring
    • I care a lot about the people in my life, and I try to go above and beyond to show it. I grew up in a small family, so I know that the quality of relationships beats quantity every time.
  • Interested
    • Maybe not interestING, but I have a lot of varied interests that I love learning everything about. Ask me about baking, glam rock, beer history (I was a brewery tour guide for 5 years!), or any other number of esoteric topics that I’d love to talk your ear off about!
  • Dogs
    • Woof.

If there was a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast?

Please see the Academy Award-winning 2007 documentary film about my life, “Ratatouille.”

What is your favorite place in the world?

Carcassonne, France. I got introduced to Carcassonne through a board game of the same name, and knew I had to visit. It’s an old castle city that sits atop a hill in southern France, so it’s a great blend of history and touristy stuff. Try the cassoulet!

What are some of your favorite spots in Indy?

Food stuff: Axum Ethiopian near the Central Library. Get the chef’s recommendation, every single thing on the menu is amazing.

Bike stuff: If you’re a cyclist, hit up Crown Hill cemetery. It’s about a 3-mile loop around the outskirts of the cemetery grounds, so you can go around and around without worrying about pedestrians or cars.

Nerd stuff: Good Games downtown is my home away from home. Catch me playing Magic: The Gathering there during non-pandemic times.

If you could learn anything, what would it be?

I always beat myself up for not taking drawing classes when I was younger, so I’m gonna have to go with that. I take occasional art classes at the Indianapolis Art Center, and I’m about to wrap up an animation class.

If you weren’t in marketing, what would your career path be?

My family owned restaurants when I was little, so there’s always that part of me that says I should trade in my laptop for a stovetop. My cousin owns a coffee shop in upstate New York, so at least one of the new generation is keeping up the family tradition!

How do you define success?

I’m not about the awards or trophies, I’m more about helping people do good in their communities. If I can help a small business or a healthcare organization make an impact, I’m pleased as punch.

Most importantly — what shows are you watching, what podcasts have your attention and what music has your ears? 

TV: I don’t watch that much TV, but I just finished What We Do In the Shadows which was hilarious. Anything Jemaine Clement touches is gold.

Podcasts: The Dollop. Each week two comedians explore the hilarious/horrible things that have happened throughout American history.

Music: I’m always listening to David Bowie, my taste in music never ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.

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