Board of Directors
SERGEANT at ARMS
Chris Stocking gets a buzz from living here and riding his new electric bike around the East side.
Chris is a Brit who retired here three years ago, and before you ask, he has never met Prince Harry, or Meghan. In fact, the closest he ever got to royalty was to sit behind Prince, the musician, on an airplane.
Chris is still putting roots down on the East Side but he loves this part of town because it still feels like a neighborhood with a strong community where people live, work, and play.
His proudest moment in his new hometown was winning fifth prize in a limerick competition in the Montecito Journal.
Christel is the beating heart of her community. She volunteers for a multitude of organizations although our group favorite is the Society of Fearless Grandmothers. And Christel is definitely fearless. One of her recently fulfilled wishes was to take a hot air balloon ride with her son and she also once jumped out of a perfectly good airplane.
That leap of faith is also something that defines Christel’s life. A strong Christian faith has been the main driving force behind Christel’s pre-retirement job as a social worker and it defines her commitment to neighborhood groups like the Santa Barbara East Side Society, the Allied Neighborhoods Association, Calvary Chapel Senior Life Ministry, Laundry Love, and GSMOL, Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League.