Who am I: I ask this question of myself everyday. Chris Grippo, Vice Chairperson for Surfrider Foundation New Hampshire Chapter
Where am I from?: Planet Earth, United States East Coast, New England and more specifically Hampton, New Hampshire.
When: Involved with the New Hampshire chapter for over 3 years. First just as a community member and then moved into a variety of chapter programs and now helping keep the NH ship running straight and true. I guess I wanted to get comfortable with the charts, get my hands on the helm and take on more of a challenge.
Why The Surfrider Foundation? Why not!! All kidding aside; The Surfrider Foundation's mission which is to protect the world's ocean, waves and beaches for all people....so we can all enjoy this Big Blue Marble is something that really resonates with me and lives at my core.
What are my other interests? Well of course surfing, but also windsurfing and skiing. Sort of a fun fact I was a former competitor in windsurfing that took me to many places around the world thanx to my main sponsor "Mom & Dad Inc" ( LOL) and a few other small ones who helped me along the way. I am a big fan of geography, cultures, and history.
Favorite Quotes: "Aut viam Inveniam aut faciam", "Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do", "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall". I have a bunch more, but these are three that I always remember.