2015 May Newsletter

New Member Spotlight: Chris Sherman

cSherman2This month, we welcome new member Chris Sherman. He works as a research technician in a biology lab in Arts & Sciences. Chris used to be a high school science teacher in Webster Groves, where he taught fellow Toastmaster Rosalind Early. Here are a few more things you didn’t know about Chris.

What’s your favorite book?

Tough question as I read a lot (and listen to audiobooks). A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving stands out. I read it in 1990.

Favorite movie?

Again, so many choices! How about The Wizard of Oz? It’s the ultimate fantasy.

What do you enjoy most about working here?

The relaxed atmosphere, friendly co-workers, green, open campus, and that it’s low stress.

Why did you decide to join Toastmasters? 

To enhance my speaking skills.  [I wanted] to get outside of my comfort zone as public speaking is something I generally avoid and find stressful.

What do you enjoy most about Toastmasters?

The friendly supportive people. And it’s fun. It reminds me of being in a high school drama class.

Tell me something not many people know about you.

I used to be a “ski bum.” I worked on a Colorado ski area for three seasons.

Best part about being a high school science teacher?

Getting the kids excited about anything in sicence.

—Rosalind Early