Chris Armendariz parlayed his lifelong sports fandom and passion for A/V into a career as a video editor at ESPN. Over the last 12 years, Chris has worked on productions like College GameDay, Baseball Tonight, and NBA Countdown. He graduated from the Walter Cronkite School Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, and never would have made it that far without his mother and others who championed his education. Since then, he’s tried to help others in the same way. A lucky encounter with Anne Hawthorne from the Los Angeles United Methodist Urban Foundation introduced him to the amazing work being done at Kid City Hope Place, where he has volunteered as a mentor over the last several years.