Christopher was a shining example of Brene Brown’s “wholehearted living.”  He was love!  He was an influential person in my life who opened the doors of understanding to the world around me.  Thank you for teaching me about feminism, social activism, and the opera.  He has inspirationally packed so much life into his tragically short life.  The impact and legacy of Christopher’s life is unfathomable.  As they say about educators, you can count the seeds in an apple but it is impossible to could the number of apples in a seed.

Sending my love and condolences to Christopher’s family and partner.  May happy memories comfort you during this difficult time.

Julie Andersen – VDAC 2003-2004