May 2019 Member of the Month… Chris Peters

Our member of the month features individuals who are actively involved in community service and/or inspire others through their personal accomplishments.

Chris Peters

On my lunch hour at work I go to Genesis to work out. I’m there 5 days a week. I can’t believe we have such a wonderful place in our town! I work out in my skirt and boots. Yes I have to go back to work. The staff are always helpful if I have a question. Like I was working with my horse and I needed a different muscle group strengthened and they found a way for me to achieve that. Everyone is so nice, including the other customers. Since I started attending almost 2 years ago I can walk faster, pick up a #50 bag of feed and jump in and out of the back of a pickup and I have so much more energy.

If I could have Dinner with someone who would it be? John Lithgow, Mo Williams and Janet Morgan Stoeke.  They are all children’s book authors.

My favorite quote? “Live Long and Prosper” and with that, “May the Force Be With You”.

Howdy, I’m Chris Peters, from Cincinnati, Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Tampa where I moved to as a teenager.  I have a degree in Park Technology from Lake City Community College.  After graduating, I worked at Hillsborough River State Park, where I met my husband Bill. We have been happily married for 35 years. Our life together began at Flagler Beach State Rec. Area,  then on to Honeymoon Island State Park. Next was Myakka River State Park. Way down south to Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve.  In 1989 we had the great luck to land at Mike Ross Gold Head Branch State Park.

We have  5 children and are now empty nesters. Billy (Air Force stationed in Italy), Jason (works for the Univ. of FL) live in Melrose, Cody (Park Service) live in Fernandina Beach, Cindy (dental office) (Air National Guard) live in Nashville, Tenn. MaryJo attends the Univ. of FL.   When my children went to school, I volunteered at McRae, I was a Cub Scout leader, then a Girl Scout leader for 12 years.

My occupations included cleaning churches for 13 years, and I have been working at the Keystone Heights Library for 13 years, where I do Storytime. I get to read books, do crafts, play games, dress in costume and the all-important Hokey Pokey!

I own 2 horses, and like to ride. I just started learning Dressage. Liberty work and Obstacle Challenges look like fun also. We have 3 dogs and one cat.  I play the flute and piano. I quilt and cross-stitch. I was the team mom for countless soccer teams in KRA. If I ever retire I would like to get back into drafting.

Past recipients of the Member of the Month Club