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Exploring Life & Business with Christopher Pat Hanson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Christopher Pat Hanson.

Hi Christopher Pat, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I was born in Fresno, CA on September 21, 1996, at Community Hospital (07:13) where I attended Roosevelt School of The Arts. I then went on to AMDA, College and Conservatory of The Performing Arts in Hollywood, CA, where I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. After completing my undergrad in 2018, I worked in the entertainment industry while also working various ‘survival jobs,’ which are essentially gigs unrelated to performing but which pay the bills between artistic work. I found it extremely difficult to balance my passion for the arts with my survival jobs and almost gave up on my dreams entirely.

The pandemic was hard on everyone and really put things on hold. A few months before the pandemic, I performed as Man 1 in the musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” with Stage Door Repertory Theatre in Anaheim, CA. I’ve yet to be back on the stage. An opportunity to perform again presented itself, but logistics led to my not being able to be a part of the performance, which unfortunately never saw its opening night, as the entire cast and some crew members were plauged by Covid.

Now, I’ve fully immersed myself in my own business, Christopher Pat Hanson LLC, which I run out of New York City. I’m bicoastal, which is just as expensive and draining as it sounds. I’ve technically had my own business since 2018, which was run in LA, but It wasn’t until June 6, 2022 that I had an LLC registered with the State of New York. I don’t have a California branch, but I’m hoping that happens in the near future!

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It has certainly not been a smooth road. I’ve personally never known anyone who claimed their life path was anything but bumpy. I’ve worked with a ton of individuals – rich and the poor, well and unwell, A-listers all the way down to Z-listers – all of whom have the shared human experience of pain, though each vastly different from one to the other. I am no outlier in that I have faced speed bumps, roadblocks and the inevitable pothole.

Some of my biggest struggles came from mental health issues that I’ve only recently gotten under control. It’s definitely still something I have to face on a daily basis, but my issues are thankfully no longer crippling, so I’m able to focus on how I want to accomplish my ambitions.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
​​At Christopher Pat Hanson LLC, we’re dedicated to providing business solutions, consulting, contracting and an array of services to our clients. We’re among the best in our field, and that’s all thanks to the incredible relationships we’ve formed with our customers. We’re invested in developing a personal connection with each and every one of our business associates by providing quality service and being available 24/7.

I’m most proud that I am not only able to provide for my own financial needs through my business but that I’m also able to help provide for my subcontractors, some of whom have been entirely dependent on Christopher Pat Hanson LLC for their livelihood. It’s extremely rewarding but also daunting at times.

Currently, my business is only based in New York City, but I hope to expand to the West Coast soon!

Have you learned any interesting or important lessons due to the Covid-19 Crisis?
The most valuable thing that I learned from the Covid-19 crisis was my own personal value and the value of others. Many needlessly lost their lives due to ineffective leadership across the board. It was eye-opening to see the holes in our system. I was earning more during the pandemic than I had before, and that didn’t make sense to me. The issue wasn’t that I was making too much during the pandemic; the issue was that I wasn’t being paid enough beforehand.

One of my biggest concerns pre-pandemic was my income instability, which caused my first and only panic attack (mind you, this was before the pandemic). That panic attack was the catalyst for my mental health overhaul, which I did independent of any professional help due to my inability to pay, lack of healthcare coverage and my then crippling depression.

During the Covid crisis, I was able to pay off all of my credit card debt, save $10,000 (an unimaginable amount pre-pandemic), buy a car, rent my own room, go on vacations and more!

It seems dense to speak of such thing, especially considering the huge loss of life; however, the world has undoubtedly changed for good. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if it has changed for the better.

Pricing:

  • Full Service Moving – $60/ hr
  • Furniture Assembly – $45/ hr
  • Cleaning – $50/ hr
  • Data Entry – $25/ hr
  • Entertainment – $30/ hr

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Image Credits
Feature photo – “Photo by Michelina Russell, courtesy of OperaSLO 2019”

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