Chris and his wife Heidi joined SVP in 2001 to improve the quality of their personal philanthropy, and in search of a more effective way to integrate their professional skills with their service interests.
Chris’s interest in early learning and parent support began in a state of personal fear and wonder with the birth of their first child, and at SVP he has served on the Early Childhood Grant Committee, Portfolio Grant Committee, Advocacy and Policy Committee and as SVP’s liaison to the Early Care and Education Coalition and Thrive by Five. Chris is also a former board member of SVP Seattle and the Talaris Institute.
For work Chris helps families and business leaders harness their time and money to support their values. He previously spent 10 years in a variety of general management and product planning roles at WRQ.
Though he earned a BA in English Literature and an MBA from the University of Washington, his favorite education happens daily with his wife Heidi under the direction of their two children at home in NE Seattle.