Chris Reed grew up in the rural area of Shawnee, Oklahoma. A member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, he grew up alongside his grandfather learning life’s lessons and the Kickapoo traditional way of life. Inspired by the wisdom, courage, and candor he learned from his grandfather, Chris aspires to excel in life, no matter the situation. His intuitiveness and love of finding solutions to problems landed him at the Oklahoma City Community College where he received an associate’s degree in computer science/multimedia with an emphasis in computer aided drafting (CAD).
Now working with the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board family as the Creative Services coordinator, Chris brings a dash of high-spirited jolly (Bazooka Joe jokes) along with his creative and technical skill set to visually enlighten all Indigenous people in the tribal public health arena. Traveling, exercising, listening to music, and watching movies are some of his favorite pastimes.