Personal Profile: Chas Redmond is activist, artist, connector (VIDEO)
He knows how to walk and roll
Chas Redmond is such a fixture in West Seattle he's almost part of the landscape. Except Redmond seldom sits still.
He's a man in constant motion and has tread on the soil of many places and has the shoes to prove it. He's an activist and a member of several community organizations, most of them dedicated to pedestrians or just making Seattle a better place to live.
As a child in a military family Redmond has lived in dozens of places, including North Carolina where he was born, plus Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Hollywood, France, Casablanca, France again, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Fort Lewis and South Korea in the Army, Back to Seattle, then Washingon D.C. and Houston where he worked as a public information officer for NASA during Skylab and Apollo/Soyuz era in the 1970's, back to Washington and finally back to West Seattle. While at NASA he became good friends with Carl Sagan.
Redmond describes himself as a "connector" of people and places and he loves walking around the trails all over Seattle.
"I want the City of Seattle to be a dramatically better place after I'm gone. I want to connect," said Redmond.
About his efforts to improve transportation and getting around the area he said, "If I can't get there rapidly, I'll get there anyway."
He's also an artist creating paintings and mobiles.
As if that isn't enough, Redmond also loves music and offers his services and gear as a engineer for local bands who need to get live recordings done.
He is married and the father of two. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Here's a list of Seattle walks Redmond has assembled: