The MVPA Board of Directors, students, and families, were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chris Bord yesterday. Chris has been a fixture in the community arts scene and a part of MVPA productions for many years as our Technical Director and Lighting Designer. However, his contributions went above and beyond those titles. He was truly an artistic partner in creating the ambience and atmosphere at every show. He cared about the full picture, and was invested in bringing the best out in every performance. We relied on his knowledge, artistic and technical insight, and willingness to help at every turn and his presence will be sorely missed. We offer our condolences and prayers to his friends and family and we thank you Chris for all that you gave us.