chrism at thinkgeek dot com
Once upon a time, a young child fell from a tour bus in the deep jungles of Akron, Ohio, and was raised by wild wolves. That wasn't Chris. He was raised in a loving home in Wheaton, Maryland, and grew up into an unusual person. Chris is a classically trained saxophonist (with such greats as Chris Vadala), with additional training in clarinet, flute, and music composition.
Chris has been in love with the same person for over 20 years - working actress, costumer, stage combat choreographer/teacher/performer, and all around cool girl [and, as of 10/01/07, his wife!]: Bette Cassatt (and check Bette out starring as Brenn in the webseries The Broken Continent). Together, they raised two award winning shelties (D'Artagnan and Aramis - see them in action here.) who have graced the pages of The Washington Post, TV Guide, as well as on one of Animal Planet's websites - and have won Chris and Bette thousands of dollars worth of prizes (including a trip to London). Alas, both Aramis and D'Artagnan have crossed that multi-colored bridge - but now Chris and Bette are working on their new project: raising a new sheltie named Whimsy (he's crazy and fun). Chris also likes helping out with his friend's films (he's been a stunt hand, back, etc.) alongside Bette.
Chris sometimes writes music, including a few little ditties for ThinkGeek videos. Some of his junk can be heard here!
Chris enjoys most good music, with a special passion for the music of Raymond Scott. He also likes accepting gifts from strangers (hint, hint).
What am I listening to right now? Well, The Mike O'Meara Show, of course.