The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Division of Student Services

Chris Huson

Class year: 1982
Major: Theatre
Company/organization: Ballard and Fremont Neighborhood Acupuncture
Job title: Licensed Acupuncturist
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How did you get where you are? (e.g., education, brief work history, mentors)

BA stage directing 1982, thanks to Dr. Susan V. Mason, thesis advisor. Worked in Manhattan for a couple of years, came out west in mid 1980s. Graduated Dell 'Arte School of Physical Theatre (California) 1987. Moved to Seattle 1988. Graduated Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 1992, opened Capitol Hill Neighborhood Acupuncture 1993. Opened Ballard and Fremont Neighborhood Acupuncture 2012. Still at it.

What lessons have you learned along the way that you'd like to pass on to current Reed students?

Follow your heart!

In what ways you think you can help Reed students?

Show them the ropes of running your own business.

What else should students know about you? (e.g., volunteer engagement, avocations, interests)

I use my acupuncture career to fund my theatre habit. In my free time I do performance work as an actor, lyricist, and fire performer.