Born and raised in Santa Rosa, Chris grew up volunteering with the Madrone Audubon Society and the Bird Rescue Center. Worked in field ornithology labs as a teenager. Studied Urban Planning and International Policy at UC Berkeley. Has worked in Latin America and elsewhere on humanitarian issues of autonomy, sustainability and refugee relief. Currently on the Board of Public Utilities, works as a general contractor and is a local musician. Active advocate for environmental justice, affordable housing and healthy watersheds.
2018 Convergence Workshop: After the Fires: The power of community in disaster response, recovery and rebuilding