Chris McPherson has worked for Walt Disney Company for fifteen-years as a Cast Member. He currently holds a position as Project Management focusing on leadership development for all levels of Cast Members at the Disneyland Resort. Chris graduated from California State University Stanislaus in Theatre and became a Creative Arts Director in the Central Valley leading dance teams, choirs and musical productions. Prior to Disney, He has produced large events over the years including the Desert Storm homecoming at Camp Pendleton, the Battle of Midway Celebration on the USS Constellation and performing arts camps in Europe and the US. During his years at Disney, Chris has managed the daily entertainment such as parades, fireworks, stage shows and education experiences for students throughout the park. Along with his in-park management experience, Chris has facilitated for the Disney Institution where he taught Disney philosophies in Guest Services, Creativity and Leadership to outside business leaders. Recently, Chris moved to part time at Disney and relocated to the Central Valley to be with family. When not at Disney, his heart is to coach leaders and open doors to go beyond the walls of the Magic Kingdom and influence people in school districts, universities, government agencies and non-profit organizations.