Chris Baker has a big heart. He’s been helping homeless people through his nonprofit The Other Ones Foundation ever since 2017. No wonder, he is now one of the Texas heroes featured on Queer Eye season 6.
Delve into the life of this kind-hearted philanthropist as this Chris Baker Bio proceeds.
Chris Baker On Queer Eye
Netflix’s reality series Queer Eye returned for its sixth installment on Dec. 31, 2021, and it was all about Texas. The Fab Five (Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness) this season helped a new group of heroes — called Texas heroes — and Chris Baker was one of them.
According to Chris, it was “such an honor” for him to be chosen as one of Austin’s heroes for “such a beautiful and compelling show.” He shared that the show was “incredible, and life-changing,” and implored his fans to watch the whole process unfold over Netflix.
“What a joy not only to learn all about ways to care about myself but to also spread the word of TOOF’s mission and vision with the world,” he added.
The other heroes joining Chris this season were — Terri White (a dance instructor), Angel Flores (a trans barbell athlete), Jamie (from Safe in Austin), and Dr. Jereka Thomas (founder of a COVID-19 testing center for underserved communities).
How Old Is Chris Baker?
Chris Baker was in his mid-30s when Queer Eye season 6 hit the screen. Though we can’t exactly confirm his age and birthday, we know that he wasn’t a day over 37 then.
He is wished for birthdays on December 18, making him of the Sagittarius zodiac.
Chris Baker Wife
Chris Baker was married to an associate attorney named Elizabeth Westphal as of 2022. Elizabeth is a social worker by trade.
“I am incredibly proud of my husband, for putting himself out there. Excited for the world to be introduced to the mission of The Other Ones Foundation and my personal hero, Chris Baker,” Elizabeth praised her husband over FB.
Elizabeth, according to her bio, serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at The Other Ones Foundation. There, she serves to develop, implement and monitor strategic plans to drive TOOF’s mission. Elizabeth arrived at TOOF with 11 years of experience in homeless, housing, substance use, and mental health services. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Elizabeth brought skills in social interventions and systemic change to elevate TOOF’s operations and collaborative involvement in the continuum of homeless and housing care in Austin.
Talking about Chris’s kids, he shares a son and a daughter with Elizabeth. Their firstborn Althea turned 9 on December 23, 2021.
As for Elizabeth, she hit 35 on June 7, 2021.
Chris Baker Career
Chris Baker is an executive director of an Austin nonprofit organization called The Other Ones Foundation. He started the foundation back in the summer of 2017 to make the world a better place for people affected by homelessness and poverty.
Reportedly, TOOF’s inaugural project was “Workforce First”, a partnership with the city that paid unhoused people to clean abandoned homeless encampments and city parks.
Over the years, Chris has worked several jobs in the field of homeless services and activism. But he is also a musician, and writer at heart. He sings, plays guitar, and is pretty good at it. Before starting the nonprofit organization, he has also worked at a few music festivals.
Furthermore, he is also a fine public speaker. One of his remarks that touched us was his idea of “home” — “I subscribe to the idea that home is a concept. It’s a nebulous thing. It’s not a place or a building necessarily, but having ‘homefulness’, a house helps with that.”
As for his education, Chris graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta in 2007.
Did you know: Chris once struggled with substance use and spent many nights sleeping on the streets before 2009.
Is Chris Baker On Instagram, Facebook?
Yes, as of January 2022, Chris entertained 290 followers over Instagram @it_aint_christopher. Almost all of his posts then featured his family.
Also, here’s his Facebook @thenew.chrisbaker.
Where Is Chris Baker From?
Chris Baker is from Monroe, New York. he moved to Austin, Texas in 2009, and resided there ever since.
Some of his relatives include — Charles Baker, Renee Baker, and Kathleen Baker.
How Tall Is Chris Baker?
Chris stands tall at a height around 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm).
Mentioning his distinct features, Chris has blue eyes and a “This machine kills fascists” guitar tattoo over his left hand.
Also, for those who’ve only seen Chris after 2022. He used to be a chubby guy not too long ago. Then, in November 2021, he hit his goal of losing 77 kg (170 lbs) and finally fit into his “Consider the Source” t-shirt.