CHRISTIAN STOODDART | CITY RANCH
Christian is a kid at heart who enjoys adventuring in the outdoors, inventing craft cocktails, and strategizing about games and board games.
In his free time, you could find him volunteering at City Ranch with the kids, horses, and chickens!
Email Christian: Cstoddart20[at]gmail[dot]com
How interesting!: Christian owns over 20 inflatable tubes for floating down a lazy river, and a ton of nurf guns!
What brought you to Baltimore?
I moved to Maryland when my uncle took custody of me, to help break the familial cycle of poverty and addiction. I fell in love with Baltimore and have been here ever since. Baltimore has a special place in my heart; the city is small enough that a single person can make an impact in their community. I have a passion for food and drinks, especially craft cocktails, and giving back to others, whether through food and drinks, sharing knowledge, or volunteering with the community.
What’s your connection to Baltimore?
I currently run the bar program at Verde and I was at Encantada previously. When I am not mixing cocktails, you can find me foraging in the woods for mushrooms or other delicious things! My girlfriend and I plan on writing a cookbook of drinks and meals centered on our foraging finds of invasive plant species. The recipes will be alien-invader themed!
I have been involved in a lot of different things throughout the community. I’ve performed in a water ballet with Fluid Movement, organized and produced adult-themed game shows, and I’m an active member in the Baltimore Bartenders Guild. One of the most interesting things was game shows; we were able to give away some serious prizes, including a vacation to Jamaica!
What do you like about Baltimore?
I have made friends with some amazing people in this city. We often play ridiculous board games or make our own scavenger hunts. Baltimore is a small city, but we have some very interesting folks and people that care tremendously about their community.
New Baltimoreans should definitely check out:
City Ranch: I spend a lot of time volunteering at City Ranch, which has programs teaching inner city children how to care for and ride horses. They are such a great organization; they really care about the youth in our community. I just finished building a large chicken coop for them and am now working on a perched classroom with a bridge to a tree house overlooking the horse pasture.