Victoria Chance is a former high school English teacher in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. She taught in the public system for 27 years. She graduated from Furman University and has a Master’s degree in Contemplative Education from Naropa University. She is a board member of Greenville’s Interfaith Forum and a member of St James Episcopal Church. Her husband Bob is an Art professor at Furman University. She has two children Cody Chance and Anna Chance Friddle and two grandchildren, Olivia and Savannah James.
Mary Anne Inglis currently teaches English as a Second Language at Michelin’s French Bilingual School in Greenville, SC. Previously, she managed her husband, Bob Inglis’ political campaigns for the SC-4 Congressional District. She graduated from Duke University with a degree in International Relations. She is a member of St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church and a board member of Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center. Her husband is Executive Director of RepublicEN, a non-profit whose goal is to educate and encourage Republicans about free enterprise solutions to climate change. Together, they have five children, Robert, Mary Ashton, McCullough, Andrews and Meade.
Russell and Victoria have been friends since they met at Naropa University in 2007. For the past decade they have been experimenting with models of how to bring people together in divisive times. Russell moderated a Democracy Debate Tables at political rallies during the Obama Presidency where we would facilitate a back and forth dialogue between political rivals. He has also more recently attended “Build the Wall” as well as “Immigrants are Welcome” rallies to enable conversations and de-escalate conflict.
He is excited to be expanding My Neighbor’s Voice into Colorado and is working to build the program so that it can replicate nationally.
His wonderful partner Heather volunteered at the Sister’s of Charity Ministry in Calcutta while in her 20’s. When they discovered their mutual passion for serving the world, they fell in love, got married, and now have two children, Genevieve and Edwin. When Russell isn’t busy being a dad, he sneaks away to climb mountains.