Kris Van Giesen is a Santa Rosa, CA native and lifelong baseball fan. Kris and his wife, Holly, raised two children who both played baseball for 15 years and are now in college. Kol Van Giesen attends UC Davis and plays soccer for the Aggies and Elle Van Giesen attends Georgetown University where she plays soccer and continues to play baseball with the Evolution Girls Baseball team.
Kris has volunteered and Elle has played for the organization, both since 2015 when Elle was part of the very first Evolution Girls Baseball team (known as the SF Bay Sox at the time) that travelled to Orlando, Florida to participate in the first ever, Baseball for All National Championships. Over the next 5 national championship tournaments, Evolution Girls Baseball would go on to win 4 straight, culminating with an extra inning win in Maryland during the summer of 2021.
Baseball has been a lifelong passion for Kris, taught by his mom to love the game and the SF Giants, and Kris has passed that passion along to his children. Both Kol and Elle played several years of San Francisco Little League and All-Stars, played on the same Presidio Middle school team, and then each played in high school at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco. Elle was the first female ever to play for her high school team, as well in the highly competitive West Catholic Athletic League.
Kris and his wife met working in Washington, DC at the White House, then moved back to San Francisco to raise their family and be closer to their parents and home. Kris has built a career in fundraising and development, working with large nonprofits and schools throughout the Bay Area and California. In his spare time, Kris loves taking long walks in San Francisco and attending games to watch his favorite teams- the SF Giants, California Golden Bears, and the SF 49ers. The family has also been longtime volunteers with Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, raising 2 breeder dogs. Kris is a graduate of Santa Rosa High School and the University of California, Berkeley.