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Christopher Montigny was born and raised in Santa Barbara. He earned a BA in International Business from San Diego State University. In addition he attended the Sorbonne University and the EPSCI Business School in Paris. His experience in business as the owner and operator of Ajax Refrigeration is a great asset he brings as a Trustee of the school. He has been running the business, which specializes in commercial refrigeration services in the Santa Barbara and Ventura areas, since 2000. He was a member of the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Santa Barbara County for eight years and chaired their Youth Council for a year. He also enjoyed membership at the Santa Barbara Employer Advisory Council.  Currently, he sits on the program advisory committee at the Santa Barbara Business College.  He is the proud father of three boys, two of whom have graduated from the Waldorf School of Santa Barbara and one who is currently attending.  “I am inspired by the greater school community as well as other members of the board, faculty and administration.  It is a great privilege to help make decisions that directly affect the experience my children will have at their school and it brings my awareness that much closer to the school’s health.  I am inspired by Waldorf Education and Rudolph Steiner’s Anthroposophical works.”