Kris is currently the Manager of the Women and Families Department at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She has been a Registered Nurse for 23 years and holds both a Bachelors and a Masters of Science in Nursing degree. In her free time, Kris enjoys hitting the gym, biking, dancing and just about anything that keeps her moving. She is the proud mom of a grown son and has two lovable dogs. Kris is an active member of the Sexual Assault Crisis Center’s Safer Program Steering Committee and is co-facilitator of the Safer Program for Adults. Kris is a SANE trained RN and is working to build that knowledge base to support victims. She is extremely honored and humbled by the opportunity to participate in this year’s Shall We Dance and doing her part to increase awareness of sexual violence in our community.
Chuck Spencer, Valley Social
Chuck Spencer, co-owner of Valley Social, says his favorite dance is “the one that’s playing.” His energy and enthusiasm is what led him to become a teacher in 2003. Chuck graduated from Valley Social Ballroom Dance Teacher’s College and continues to train and polish his skills. Chuck’s talent as a dancer and teacher gives him a unique way to help the community. He has taken the stage as a professional dancer every year at Shall We Dance – since the very first year. Chuck also teaches charity lessons and performs for local businesses and non-profit organizations. He works closely with the Shooting Star Ballroom Dance Program – a program for area 5th and 6th graders, teaching social skills through ballroom dance. Chuck calls the Sexual Assault Crisis Center an “important and necessary” part of our community; he says: “I feel honored to be part of this event. I feel good knowing that all the hard work goes toward improving the Valley.”