Chris Allen strongly believes that failure is one of life’s best teachers. On projects big and small, he embraces mistakes as learning opportunities—chances to start anew knowing more than before.
Chris hopes to use his voice to help others with messages that promote history, racial justice, and mental health. Chris was raised in Madison, IN, but grew up in Louisville, KY. He worked in public television and also taught himself the finer points of production and direction.
Chris cites his father Bruce Allen’s passing and meeting John Lewis as two of his life’s most defining moments. Losing his dear father in 2008 caused him to question everything he had been taught. And less than six months later, Chris would become a first-time dad to his beloved son, Samuel. Now, even after more than decade, there are days Chris can still feel his dad’s hand on his shoulder.
Meeting late Civil Rights leader John Lewis in 2018 inspired Chris to become part of something bigger than himself. He actively supports justice for racial equality and marched in protest after George Floyd’s murder. A direct descendant of Susan B. Anthony, Chris knows that fighting for equality is in his blood and welcomes opportunities to promote racial/social justice through his work, activism and volunteerism.
Chris works as a wealth advisor for a financial firm. In his free time, he enjoys photography, charcoal portrait drawing and laughing at things only he finds funny.