Christian is a consultant with expertise in Program Management, Information Technology and Cloud Computing. Christian, a member of the Board of Directors for OAR over the last three years, and an ultra-marathoner and triathlete, first supported OAR through the RUN FOR AUTISM program. Through the RUN FOR AUTISM program, Christian was able to combine his passion for outdoor sports and his knowledge of ASD. Christian resides in Washington D.C. with his wife, son, and daughter who has autism. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Information Technology Management.

“On Marine Corp Marathon Weekend, I like to talk to and hear the connection to autism that the runners have, and to see the look of accomplishment and pride in their smiles when they cross the finish line.”
―Christian Bates
Christian Bates

M.A. Information Technology

Cloud Computer Consultant
Ashburn, Virginia