Creativity has always been in my DNA,” says Chris Ackerman. Chris has spent the last 9 years as a professional public speaker.
When he began his career, Chris focused on business and motivational talks, today he is a widely known Emcee and Announcer for events all over Southern California, including the Town of Apple Valley July 4th Freedom Festival for the past 5 years, Untied Way events and On Field Emcee/personality for the High Desert Mavericks Baseball Club.
Town of Apple Valley Event Coordinator Julie Gilmer, says, “Chris has become the voice of Apple Valley’s Freedom Festival! He fills the air with energy, excitement and ties our event happenings together. I can count on him to professionally handle any situation that is thrown his way without skipping a beat. Crowds always respond excitedly to Crazy Chris!”
Chris has entertained over 4000 fans at the Ventura Raceway “Commotion by the Ocean” for the last three years, the AMA Speedway Elite Series, Pomona Fairplex AMA Flatrack Nationals and to 12,000 strong as Emcee for the Town of Apple Valley Freedom Festival, all to critical acclaim!
A graduate of the Dale Carnegie course in public speaking (where Chris received the “Highest Award of Achievement” by his class-mates), Chris found his niche 9 years ago as announcer “Crazy Chris” for Victorville Speedway. The relationship he has with his fans is second to none. Chris stated, “My role is to be more than announcer, it is to make the audience leave that evening feeling that they were an integral part of the show.” Chris also has taken his show to other tracks in California such as Ventura, Perris, Rancho Cordova, Ridgecrest, San Bernardino, and Sin City Speedway in Las Vegas.
USA National Speedway Team Manager Steve Evans says, “Chris Ackerman is in my opinion the best announcer in American Speedway. Speedway is an on the edge of your seat, thrill sport and no one else has the ability to get the crowd into a similar mind set. He is perfect and the fans both local and traveling love ‘Crazy Chris.”
Chris Ackerman is the owner of Signify Designs, a Design Firm located in Apple Valley, California. His Tag line is Be Significant, and when “Crazy” Chris is running the show..you know it will be!
Ventura Photos by J.T. • Freedom Festival photos by ReayDesignStudio.com