How do your colleagues describe you?
"He likes to get things done! And, he's a bit eclectic given he's into woodworking, skiing, whitewater kayaking, cooking, landscape design, international travel, reading and even performing on the pipe organ."
Why do you do what you do?
Having traveled extensively, I believe that the true character of a community can be defined by its local and small businesses. Through the SBDC, I love being able to help someone take their great idea, an amazing recipe or new product and turn it into something meaningful for themselves and others. Together, we all benefit.
Holding an MS ED degree from University of Oregon, Christopher spent many years in higher education administration before venturing out into the world of small business ownership. Alongside his professional career, he has served on a number of not-for-profit boards as a way to become more fully involved in the communities in which he's lived. Christopher's extensive international travelling experience, including both working and living abroad, helps foster his appreciation for working with people from widely different backgrounds and experiences. Christopher's professional interests include constant process improvement, continuing education, policy making and business operations.