It’s a running joke for the Tribe 12 staff that every contractor we work with is named Chris. From photographers to tech support to web developers, we somehow end up with inboxes filled to the brim with Chris’s.

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Like for real, how ridiculous is this?

Considering we’re a Jewish organization, the irony of working with a merry band of Chris’s is not lost on us, especially around the holiday season! So, in the true holiday spirit, we present an ode to the indispensable Chris’s who make Tribe 12 work:

Chris Hershberger-Esh
We were introduced to this web problem solver extraordinaire by our friends at Social Impact Studios. Chris is friendly, easy to work with and oh so patient with mile-long emails. His specialty is web design and security for WordPress, so we have him to thank for large parts of our fresh new website. If Rachel is doing a happy dance / playing Michael Jackson at the office, we can be pretty sure it’s because of something Chris just fixed.

Chris Alghini at Cool Head Tech
When we were switching our Google domain to tribe12.org from our old organization name, we were super stressed. Switching everything to do with our emails, calendars and documents seemed like an insurmountable task, and we truly had no idea where to start. Through some fortunate Googling we found Chris and Cool Head Tech. With what we can only assume was Jedi mind tricks, Chris did it all for us! Every detail was taken care of, and in a rare moment in tech, absolutely nothing went wrong in the process. He also helped us get hooked up to Google for Non-Profits and all the perks that come with that!

Chris Kendig at Chris Kendig Photography
Danielle met Chris years ago at a Spruce Foundation event, and ever since then he’s been Tribe 12’s go-to photographer. That’s because he’s super reliable, good on his feet, and takes beautiful headshots and candid photos alike. He even hooks us up with a very fair non-profit rate! Plus, he’s the OG Chris — our longest standing Chris we work with!

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Yep, this screen shot represents three different Chris’s

Chris Gil
Our videographer Chris is a favorite human around here because he’s super chill and oh-so-talented. He’s the mind behind the hype video we showed at our big Beachadelphia bash last year — which, let’s be clear, Chris was still editing like a trooper minutes before the event because we made a crazy last minute request. Most recently, he filmed another creative video to promote our Tribe 12 Fellowship, and we’re working on something new with him right now – stay tuned!

Chris Braun at Cirrus Insight
We took our sweet, sweet time deciding on an email system to use with our Salesforce, but Chris Braun was all patience, all the time. He answered months of questions and trained our whole team on this system we now use every day. We’re very glad David Rose, board member extraordinaire, introduced us to him — and very glad we never have to log directly into the beast that is Salesforce again.

Chris Dickson at William Street Common
We work with a lot of bar managers, but Chris might win the medal for ‘Chillest of Them All’. When we were planning Beachadelphia, he was always up on the details, and always willing to go above and beyond for us. One night, after a planning meeting, we had a few too many drinks at his bar and asked if his kitchen could make us fried oreos for the party… and anyone who had those babies at Beachadelphia is grateful he actually said yes!

So, to Chris and Chris and Chris and Chris and Chris and Chris, we wish you a very You-mas… and a happy New Year!