SPOTLIGHT: Christopher Buehlmaier



IVRT: Tell me how you first got involved with IVRT . . .

CB:  I first heard about the IVRT through the LA County Arts Commission website. I needed to do an internship as a part of my school curriculum at Cal Poly Pomona. I stumbled across the IVRT and liked their mission and thought that it would be a valuable and rewarding experience for me.


IVRT: Tell me about some of the people you’ve met while working with IVRT?

CB: So far in my internship I’ve met some very nice and hard working people. The first person i’m going to list is Mrs. Donna Marie Minano. She is very kind and accommodating. She keeps us busy but is always sure to check up on us and see if we have any questions or to just see how we are doing. She is very fun to work with. The second person on the list is Laurel Coddington. She is also an intern with the IVRT. Laurel is very easy to work with and very friendly. She is incredibly hard working and intelligent. Working with her helps make the experience very enjoyable and we make a good team for tackling any of the tasks we are assigned. The other people on the list are the people I’ve briefly met who run Camp IVRT. They are very kind people and work well with others and children. So far my experiences with the people that I have met at IVRT have been excellent. 


IVRT: What would you tell someone who is thinking about getting involved with IVRT?

CB: I would highly recommend that they get involved. The IVRT is a very enjoyable place to work at with friendly staff and volunteers and provides great opportunities to gain valuable skills.


IVRT: What might others be surprised to know about you?

CB: Fun facts about me:  
I am in a rock band that just finished recording their first album.|
I can speak German.
I play guitar and cello.
Huge fan of Ice Hockey and the Anaheim Ducks.


IVRT: How would your friends describe you?

CB: My friends would probably describe me as quirky, funny, understanding and reliable.


IVRT: What’s it like to be an IVRT Intern?

CB: Being an intern with the IVRT is a very fun and valuable experience. First off, the staff and other interns are extremely friendly and easy to work with. This makes the experience very enjoyable. Being an Intern for the IVRT is also very busy but rewarding. Whether it is running errands, compiling lists, or researching donors the work I do is very intuitive to me learning important skills for my future. To sum everything,  being an intern for the IVRT is fun, busy, and rewarding.


IVRT: What do you do when you aren’t working at IVRT this summer?

CB: When I am not working at the IVRT I am usually working at my other Job at Mike's Guitar World in Glendora, hanging out, with my friends, jamming with my band or sleeping.