Chris and Kendra Walsh are excited every day to share life’s adventures with their sons Logan, 14 and Riley, 10. To add a little more spice, their family also includes pets Bitsy, Lucky and Bruce. Residents of Parkland for seven years, the elder Walshes have decades of experience, each in their own field. Chris teaches ceramics and sculpture at Flanagan high school. He has been a Broward County teacher since 1993. A marketing professional for more than 25 years, Kendra leads the Customer Advocacy Marketing team at her job.
Riley is in the 5th grade at Park Trails Elementary and his favorite subject is art. Logan is in the 8th grade at Westglades Middle School. He enjoys all of his subjects, but especially likes Language Arts and History. Both brothers compete with the Coral Springs Swim Club. They are also active in the Adventure Guides of the Teton Nation, where Dad is the Chief of the Mohican Adventure Guides Tribe. Logan and Riley also enjoy camping, bike riding, soccer and video games. Riley is in the art club and Logan is part of the National Junior Honor Society and Student Government.
Kendra, a breast cancer survivor, is helping lead the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Parkland and Coral Springs. The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event to save lives from cancer. She says, “The Parkland and Coral Springs communities are invited to come out on Friday, April 13th starting at 6:00pm at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and enjoy this fun and inspirational evening.”
The Walsh family enjoys traveling, seeing movies, going for walks and eating out. Last summer they had an especially memorable time on a wonderful trip to the UK (England, Scotland and Ireland). Chris and Kendra are especially pleased to call Parkland home. They love the sense of community, terrific schools and the variety of activities that are available to families. Chris tells us, “I’ve lived in South Florida all my life, but I think Parkland is my favorite. It’s a great place to raise a family.”
Kendra agrees, adding, “It’s great to live in a community where the residents are generous, charitable and committed to worthy causes. It’s easy to get involved and give back.”
For more information on the Relay for Life, Please see www.relayforlife.org/parklandfl