Chris Maccini

Program Production Director

Chris grew up in Spokane and has many fond childhood memories of being subjected to the voices of SPR while in the backseat of his parents' car.  After moving to Upstate New York and graduating from Colgate University with a degree in Economics, he spent six years living in Seattle working for non-profit organizations and sailing around the Puget Sound with his wife, Tracie, and their boat-dog, Mollusk. He returned to Spokane to attend graduate school at Eastern Washington University and graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing. 

With Spokane Public Radio as an intern since May 2017 and as an employee since June 2018, helps produce arts and special programming such as "The Bookshelf," "Poetry Moment," "Northwest Arts Review," special features and more. 

Ways to Connect

One of the English language's most popular and frequently quoted books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was the creation of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), a distinguished scholar and mathematician who wrote under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll. Intended for young readers but enjoyed equally by adults, the fantastic tale transformed children's literature and remainds a beloved classic more than 150 years after its inital publiction. 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is read by SPR volunteer, Mary Walker. 

Holly Thorpe is a writer from Wenatchee. She currently works in community relations and freelances for some local publications. You can follow along with her writing at @hollythorpewrites. 

One of the English language's most popular and frequently quoted books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was the creation of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), a distinguished scholar and mathematician who wrote under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll. Intended for young readers but enjoyed equally by adults, the fantastic tale transformed children's literature and remainds a beloved classic more than 150 years after its inital publiction. 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is read by SPR volunteer, Mary Walker. 

Leslie Mendoza is a student at Wenatchee Valley College. She plans on transferring to Western Washington University where she intends to major in Sociology.

Dean Davis

Travis Laurence Naught is a writer who happens to be a quadriplegic wheelchair user. Carbon dioxide poisoning, exacerbated by pneumonia, at the age of 35, led to a 27-day hospital stay that left him with a tracheostomy. The Virgin Journals (ASD Publishing, 2012), his debut poetry collection, and Joyride (Black Rose Writing, 2016), his debut novel, were both released in paperback. Several of his other stories and poems have been published online and in print.


Dean Davis

Travis Laurence Naught is a writer who happens to be a quadriplegic wheelchair user. Carbon dioxide poisoning, exacerbated by pneumonia, at the age of 35, led to a 27-day hospital stay that left him with a tracheostomy. The Virgin Journals (ASD Publishing, 2012), his debut poetry collection, and Joyride (Black Rose Writing, 2016), his debut novel, were both released in paperback. Several of his other stories and poems have been published online and in print.

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Dean Davis

Travis Laurence Naught is a writer who happens to be a quadriplegic wheelchair user. Carbon dioxide poisoning, exacerbated by pneumonia, at the age of 35, led to a 27-day hospital stay that left him with a tracheostomy. The Virgin Journals (ASD Publishing, 2012), his debut poetry collection, and Joyride (Black Rose Writing, 2016), his debut novel, were both released in paperback. Several of his other stories and poems have been published online and in print.

Dean Davis

Travis Laurence Naught is a writer who happens to be a quadriplegic wheelchair user. Carbon dioxide poisoning, exacerbated by pneumonia, at the age of 35, led to a 27-day hospital stay that left him with a tracheostomy. The Virgin Journals (ASD Publishing, 2012), his debut poetry collection, and Joyride (Black Rose Writing, 2016), his debut novel, were both released in paperback. Several of his other stories and poems have been published online and in print.

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