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Leader of organizational & community safety



My Why

I have dedicated my career to making communities safer, which initially took shape in my work in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as a first responder, opening my eyes to the broader need for safety skills. Too often, people would be standing idly by at a scene when they could have been engaging to save a life. Fueled by this, I began teaching life saving skills to educators, and from there became a safety consultant, helping schools build skills and systems for peace of mind.

My life experiences – complex identity, trauma, and instability – ultimately shaped my safety philosophy – safety through confidence, connection, and communication – and have allowed me to uniquely see, understand, and relate to many different perspectives and people. 

Today, I lead Joffe Emergency Services, a company wholly dedicated to – and leader in – school safety programming, event safety, and emergency preparedness, and over the past decade our team has worked with thousands of schools across the country to provide training, consultation, and support. I also co-founded SwimGuard and successfully launched Get CPR Done. I strive to make the world safer in every way possible, including speaking about my learnings, business, and experience. 

I studied paramedicine at UCLA and earned my Master’s in Technology, Business and Integrated Design from the University of Southern California (USC). I stay sane by running marathons, and enjoy reading, horseback riding, and aviation. In 2021, I became a licensed pilot, and I am currently in the process of publishing a book on the principles of community safety.

"A crisis highlights all of our fault lines. We can pretend that we have nothing to learn, or we can take this opportunity to own the truth and make a better future for ourselves and others."

- Brene Brown



As a relatively new entrepreneur, many wouldn’t (and probably shouldn’t) take much of what I say as scripture. That said, I’m just as excited to share with you the.


I’ve been fortunate enough to lead or participate in the work of thousands of K-12 schools (public, private, independent and charter) as they work to develop safety


Making the world a safer place one community at a time is noteworthy, and people are talking about it!



Invite Chris to speak to your group

Chris is a frequent speaker at conferences on topics including community safety, developing connection and preventing and responding to natural and human-created disasters. Whether you are a head of school, principal, policymaker, business owner, community organizer, or leader of a book club, have Chris speak at your next gathering.