We are proud that the majority of our staff has been at Garden Court since its inception.  Our staff works hard to meet the needs of each of our residents.

Chris Tucker Executive Director

Chris Tucker

Executive Director

Christopher Tucker served as the first Executive Director at Garden Court from 1999 to 2004.  He returned to the position in 2011 and has enjoyed discovering innovative ways to help make Garden Court healthier and more vibrant than ever before.

While away from Santa Barbara Tucker served as Executive Director at an Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Tucson, Arizona.  Tucker also worked in development at Bridgepoint Education, an innovator in higher education based in San Diego.  During the crisis in Haiti, Tucker took a sabbatical to volunteer for Orphans International to help distribute relief supplies to earthquake survivors.

Tucker received a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from UCSB and a master’s degree in public health from Boston University and in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Tucker served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines and served as an AmeriCorps fellow in Boston Public Senior Housing.  He  is an active member of Santa Barbara Sunrise Rotary Club,  where he has served on the Board and contributed to several  local youth projects and international projects.