Most people like knowing what’s in store for them when they arrive at work each day, but not so for Chris Waldrop. “I never have a typical day,” he says. “I never know where I will be needed or where I will end up.” Chris’ job as the college’s Audio-Visual Technical Specialist takes him throughout campus practically every day.
The department members are called on for all AV needs, whether it be installing, replacing, repairing, or advising. “I am here to back Steve up,” says Chris. “We’re the ones who run lights and sound and set up for almost anything that happens in Owens Auditorium. Some events bring in their own people to run point, but Steve and I oversee almost everything.”
Chris’ most stressful time each year is Commencement. “There are no do-overs – we have to get it right the very first time. We always work hard to make sure the audio is perfect from the music, to the singers, to the microphones for the Administrators… no one wants the audio to blip out when it’s their name being called.”
Chris is a bona fide local. The only time he’s ever lived outside of Moore County was when he attended college at UNC-Wilmington. Chris went to Union Pines and SCC before transferring. He majored in communications and returned to work at a local radio station for ten years. He has been working for the college for five years.
He feels right at home at the college. “There is such a camaraderie among employees here,” Chris says. “It is an exceptional place to work.”
When not at work, Chris and his wife enjoy binge-watching shows or reading. They also like to travel. The beach is his favorite travel spot with Australia being a Bucket List destination.More Posts