Title: Operations Manager/Photographer
Certifications: Education in Architectural Technologies from DMACC, Certified as an Associate Project Manager, Owner of CB Photography, LLC
Summary: Chris is known for his talent in building and nurturing a team-oriented approach. As Operations Manager, he works with every department and team at Silent Rivers, ensuring seamless integration and optimizing internal processes that promote ongoing success in our design+build approach. Through a myriad of diverse talents and knowledge, Chris has numerous ways he contributes to Silent Rivers’ success and is credited with being the glue that keeps our team operating happily and smoothly. Whether he’s providing IT support, photography, or helping in sales and design project management, Chris’ well-rounded experience makes him a unique asset to the Silent Rivers team. His positive outlook on life is contagious and he thrives on opportunities to creatively collaborate with everyone on the Silent Rivers team.Affiliations:
- Des Moines Area Community College Architectural Board Member
- Past President of the Revit Users Group of Des Moines
Experience: Chris re-joined Silent Rivers in 2014 after a five-year hiatus, returning to our team to be in an environment ‘that values creativity and construction’. His earlier work experience includes AutoCAD technician with Silent Rivers, and IT experience including a role as Quality Assurance Analyst. Chris currently owns a freelance photography business. Known fondly as “Triple Threat”, Chris fills crucial Silent Rivers roles as Operations Manager, IT Manager, and Photographer. Overseeing all aspects of the company's operations, Chris works to ensure efficient processes and timely deliverables. He implements and manages Silent Rivers’ software and hardware for effective technology infrastructure and network administration. As our in-house photographer, Chris handles the photo shoots of Silent Rivers’ finished projects, capturing these images through digital technologies. A man of many talents, Chris’ passion for being of service to others is an inescapable part of all his interactions.
“I love the positive and encouraging culture at Silent Rivers. It gives me the opportunity to explore and develop multiple ways to contribute to the team. I can honestly say that when I wake up every day, I go to a place to do the work I really enjoy. The compassion and camaraderie of the Silent Rivers staff translates over to the relationships we build with our clients. And I get to be part of creating masterpiece projects; customized for each client with artistry and craftsmanship.”
More About Chris Boeke: Late at night, you might find Chris wandering the city with his camera taking photographs of cityscapes. You might also find him with a snowboard, a guitar, or a pair of hiking boots. It just depends on the day. Chris’ family includes his wife, four children, an Australian Shepherd and German Shepherd. His favorite quote is from Ernie Banks: “You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.”