Chris Seil has volunteered at Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala's Maya Jaguar Educational Center in 2017 and 2019, where he helped to build the middle school, and worked with a team to drill water wells on campus and at the Adopt-a-Village Educational Farm. He is a retired technical support manager, systems engineer, certified project manager, policies and procedures manuals writer, and educator. He holds undergraduate degrees from Brigham Young University and a Master’s degree from Texas Tech University and current K-12 Elementary, Bilingual, ESL, Spanish, and Theatre certification. He has taught at all levels, from early childhood to community college. He is a published author with Microsoft Press.
Chris currently volunteers as an adult ESL teacher and ESL curriculum developer, a ham radio operator with storm spotting and emergency services for his local county agencies, and as a member of the board of directors of the local community theatre. Throughout his career, he has served on several national and local advisory boards. His hobbies include blacksmithing, woodworking, painting and drawing, and acting. Work and leisure have brought him to 45 countries, and 49 of the 50 states in the U.S. He has lived among the poor in Peru and Venezuela, where he acquired an interest in worldwide cultures, particularly the plight of the impoverished in Latin America. He is fluent in English and Spanish and speaks 4 other languages conversationally. He lives in Texas with his dear wife of 44 years, six children, and 10 grandchildren.
"It's an honor to serve on the Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala Literacy Council," says Chris. "The collective potential that this talented group of colleagues can offer Adopt-a-Village under Frances Dixon's leadership is exciting. I am eager to get to work to help improve the lives of impoverished children in Guatemala."