Chris is a lighting designer and stage manager from Orange County, CA. A proud, queer Salvadoran-American, Chris has a passion for telling stories of marginalized QTBIPOC communities. He hopes to use theatre as a tool to inspire and tell stories of the strength, love, and resilience of Latinx/e people. Chris currently serves as the resident lighting designer and marketing director for The Wayward Artist in downtown Santa Ana, CA. Most recently, Chris co-founded Wayward Voices, an initiative of The Wayward Artist to create a space for and amplify the voices of BIPOC artists. Chris now serves as the production manager for Wayward Voices. Having worked as a Stage Technician in Entertainment at the Disneyland Resort and currently working as a freelance artist, Chris is excited about sharing his experiences and helping young artists, designers, and technicians reach their goals. He mentors high school technical theater students in the Irvine and Newport-Mesa Unified School Districts.