Introducing... The Bow-Tie-Guy, Chris MacLellan

The Bow-Tie-Guy, Chris MacLellan
About Chris MacLellan, ‘The Bow-Tie-Guy.”

In terms of caregivers.... Chis is the real deal. 

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and residing in Deerfield Beach Florida with his partner Richard Schiffer; he is the youngest of six children which includes JoAnn:Merrille: Mary: Jim: and Gerri.  Chris is proud to be the ‘F.U.’ (aka: Favorite Uncle) to 24 nieces and nephews and a gob of great nieces and nephews!

His father, J. Stuart MacLellan was born and raised Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada and his mother, Annabel Richarme was born and raised in New Orleans, LA.; they met in the late 30′s in St. Louis and were married for over 50 years before passing on to eternal life in the mid 1980′s.
Currently studying Leadership and Communication at Gonzaga University, Chris has a diverse background in Social Work, Ministry, Senior Care, Arts Management and Professional Sports. He earned a B.A. Degree in Child Family and Community Service from Sangamon State University in Springfield, Illinois and have studied Theology at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin.  He has always enjoyed the dialogue that comes with Higher Education.

'The Bow-Tie-Guy's blog focuses on how to get out of a rut by simply following your dreams and desires.  He talks about weight gain, how to avoid it, and why you need to shed it.  He discusses leadership, diversity and how to go from zero to infinity by simply following your dreams and stepping outside your comfort zone.  He touches on branding yourself after age 50 and why that is important in our global economy. 

The 'Bow-Tie-Guy' 'ties' this blog up with humor, candor, pragmatism along with quite a bit of good conversation from you!  Life is meant to be lived; follow your dreams, follow your passions and challenge yourself to greatness.   Thought provoking , yet pragmatic Chris demonstrates how to follow your passions and challenge yourself to greatness through our 'Bow-Tie-Guy' tips of the day.  Have a tip to share, be sure to send them along!

His passion centers around advocacy in all the things that he does. When we are entrusted to the care of others, there is no better  honor. Leaders do not seek responsibility, leaders are drawn to  responsibility when they realize how their talents, skills and abilities can make a difference. 

He is a proponent of a holistic approach to good health and spirituality.  Theologically trained,  he views religion and spirituality as separate. Church communities are healthy when they promote diversity, dignity and acceptance.    Down to earth and pragmatic, he is able to see different viewpoints, work within a consensus while building bridges instead of roadblocks.

Five Things you might not know about Chris
  • In December of 2006 he had the opportunity to appear on the television program Spotlight on Seniors in Fort Lauderdale; hosted by Edith Lederberg  we discussed the Noble A. McArtor Adult Day Care Center and caring for his friend, Father Orlando.  Along with his good friend, Helen Ferrari, Chris says it was a truly a wonderful experience to share with the viewers.
  • He is proud of his three regional Professional Bowlers Associations titles and his 13, 300 games.
  • Proud to serve as President of the Gateway Men’s Chorus in St. Louis for two years where he had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people while being apart of a community that fosters change and awareness to LGBT issues and diversity.
  • He has been an avid hockey fan of the St. Louis Blues since 1967!
  • Chris wears bow-ties because several years ago when he weighed close to 300 lbs, his long ties always seemed to get in the way.  So he switched to bow-ties which allowed him to realize that his long tie was not the problem!  Having lost over 100 lbs, he continues to wear the bow-tie as a reminder of that time in my life when he was obese and unhappy.  He also think bow-ties are more fashionable, too!
He currently live in Deerfield Beach, Florida with his partner Richard Schiffer.  Richard was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in August of 2011.  ’The Purple Jacket” is dedicated to Richard, to Father Orlando and to all caregivers and their survivors.  ”We just can’t do it alone!”

You can listen to Chris on BlogTalkRadio every Tuesday at 1 PM EST.


Anonymous said...

Thanks you so much for this wonderful post, I am honored!

Chris MacLellan
aka 'The Bow Tie Guy' :)

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