We happily welcome first-time AKRFW artist, Chrissy Barber. Her sweet design is entitled “Warmth.” She describes it as: The warmth from a full cup can heal the mind, body, and soul. Peaceful energy flows with gratitude, self-love, and compassion for yourself and those you inspire along your journey.
“My journey with AKRFW began in 2014! Since then, I have run/donated to this beautiful cause over the years. My passion for running and my need to help humanity ignited in 2014. I felt a magnitude of positive energy that radiated at the AKRFW, witnessing many souls joining forces in something grander than themselves. Feelings of love, hope, honor, great fortitude, and resilience in their hearts to raise awareness and bring abundance to the lives affected by this disease. A beautiful warmth of energy overwhelmed my heart, standing among many feeling joy, sorrow, and gratitude to be a part of a greater good. I wholeheartedly believe one soul can make a positive impact on many.
I’m a proud Air Force brat, moving to Alaska as a teenager from Germany with my parents/siblings. Alaska has been my home ever since! I have a beautiful daughter, born and raised Alaskan, and I live here with my family! I am the Founder and CEO of Chrissy’s Fine Art and a certified Human Resource Professional through SHRM and HRCI. I recently achieved my RRCA level II coaching certification in July.
I am so honored and grateful to serve a higher purpose in life. Thank you all for your inspiration and this lovely opportunity to express myself. This design is dedicated to you and in loving memory of my grandmother, a breast cancer survivor.
May love, hope, and wellness be with you!” ~ Chrissy