Early Learning Hub

Chris Reese

Linn County - Human & Social Services

Chris Reese is the current CEO of the Mid-Willamette Family YMCA in Albany, Oregon (since July 1, 2019).  He is married to his wife Lori (26 years) and they have three sons, ages 19, 16, and 11 (Zachary, Noah, and Elijah).  Chris is a retired United States Army Colonel (23 years) and a veteran, serving in both Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as Korea.  His specialty was flying helicopters, but also served in the Infantry, Public Affairs Department, and Recruiting assignments.  He has a Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement and a Master's Degree in Public Administration.  He enjoys coaching youth football, basketball, and baseball and has coached for over twenty years.

Chris has a passion for serving others.  His drive and determination, matched with his intense work ethic, enables projects many see as impossible, become reality.  His energy and can-do spirit have helped many individuals soar to heights they never thought they could reach.  Chris loves children and has a huge heart in the all-adaptive and all-inclusive restructuring society is going through, although too slowly.  Chris will be an active and productive member of the Early Learning Hub Board.