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FYI Meet the Team: Chris Ary, Consultant

Chris Ary has over 8 years’ experience working with multiple education foundations throughout the Midwest and Texas. Chris has served on the board of the Blue Springs Education Foundation in Blue Springs, Missouri  since its inception in 2006 and currently serves on the Executive Committee. Chris has a BS in Economics from the University of Central Missouri. He also sits on the Advisory Board for the A+ Program for the Blue Springs.

Let's go beyond the bio and get to know more about Chris!

The zombie apocalypse is coming, who are 3 people you want on your survival team? My wife, Daenerys and Drogon.

What was your very first job and what did you think of it? My very first job was mowing lawns at 8 years old. My dad farmed me out to the neighbors for $5/yard. It taught me the value of both hard work and a dollar. I loved it although looking back I wish I had a say in the price negotiation process.

You can have anyone fictional as your imaginary friend, who do you choose and why? Indiana Jones - I'm always down for an adventure!

What would your superpower be and why?​ Teleportation. Travel is one of my greatest passions; sitting in airports, delays, missed connections are not.

Who was your childhood actor/actress crush? Tiffani Amber Thiessen

Your favorite subject in school (elementary, middle, high school or college) and why? Economics. I find the behaviors and decision making processes of how individuals and groups view resources interesting.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do."

Who is the most famous person you have ever met? Lance Armstrong

Who is your favorite musical artist/band? At the moment, The Chainsmokers.

What is your favorite movie? The Shawshank Redemption & Top Gun

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