I’m Topher Kersting (actually, Bernard Christopher Kersting).
I’ve lived in Chattanooga since 2003, and I also lived here from 1996-2000. I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, went to high school in Wisconsin, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Southern California, and I also lived in Orlando, Florida. I live on Chattanooga’s North Shore with my eight-year-old daughter, Zari, currently a third-grade student at Normal Park Museum Magnet School.
For the past couple of years I’ve done some e-commerce consulting work while working part-time as a babysitter for Zari’s mother’s two-year-old son. If you need evidence that I can work with people who don’t always share my views, I present Exhibit A. We broke up rather badly, but worked through our differences and now she’s the first signature on my nominating position.
I don’t expect that I have a good chance of getting elected, as I don’t have a party machine behind me, but if I can make a few people think, I’ll be happy with my accomplishment. If you have any questions about me, please ask. If you don’t want to ask here, you can email me directly at topher(at)kersting(dot)com. Please put something relevant in the subject line of your email, as messages with “Hi” as the subject will probably be filtered as spam.
I’m @topher_k on Twitter and I’m on Facebook and Google+ as Topher Kersting. My Instagram is @topherkersting.