Cris Kelly

How do your colleagues describe you?

“[Cris is] good with kind words.”

Why do you do what you do?

I love helping people start their own businesses. It makes me feel like I’m impacting my community in a positive way by helping people achieve their dreams.


Cris grew up in one of the smallest towns in Minnesota, and attended one of the largest universities in the country – the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Getting a Bachelor of Science degree, he taught outdoor education for nearly 20 years before turning to the technology field. Now, in Oregon City, he lives contently with his family of 3, following soccer (both 8th grade and professional), strumming his guitar, and developing board games.