By Almeda Girod
Chris Davis has been Project Manager at Riderwood for what he refers to as “12 fun weeks.”
Chris was reared in Middle River, a suburb of Baltimore, in a close-knit Catholic family with a sister who is 10 years older. His father is an auto mechanic and his mother is a retired bank teller. When he attended Calvert Hall High School, his life revolved around sports such as baseball, football, and wrestling. Chris continued playing football at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, as he studied exercise science.
Chris worked 17 years for T. Rowe Price, first managing and later overseeing the construction sites of their four fitness centers. He speaks of the satisfaction of personal interaction with the members. He met his wife, Wendy, through a co-worker and she now works for T. Rowe Price as a project manager. The couple purchased a home across the street from Chris’ parents in Middle River. They are a tightly knit family with his sister nearby. Chris describes his family as being “sports fanatics,” cheering for Baltimore Ravens, Maryland Terps, and Baltimore Orioles.
While Chris and Wendy were attending the Super Bowl in New Orleans in 2012, they decided to have a second child if the Ravens won. Luckily they have a “Super Bowl Baby,” Kendall, who joined big sister, Kylie (the girls are now five and fourteen).
Paula Butler, Manager of the Riderwood Fitness Centers, had been a coworker at T. Rowe Price and told Chris of the position at Riderwood. Chris arrived after the design of Wellness Center and Lakeside Commons were finished, and he looks forward to the opportunity of seeing them to completion. On future projects, he will be working with the Design Input Group (DIG) which is comprised of staff and residents.
Kylie and Kendall refer to daddy as now “getting dressed up for work” after the more casual sweat pants worn when working at the T. Rowe Price Fitness Centers. The girls look forward to visiting Riderwood soon.
It is an exciting time for Riderwood, and Chris is eager “to scratch the surface on all current and future projects.”