Chris grew up in Marietta, Georgia (sadly, he retained no trace of a Southern accent) and received a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia. After college, he lived in the Bay Area and New York City and worked in the areas of music and art—before moving to Portland in 2002 and attending law school at Lewis & Clark. Prior to joining Charter School Capital, Chris was in private practice as a business lawyer specializing in financing, corporate, insolvency, commercial agreements, and other transactional and litigation matters. His daughters both attended charter schools, and he loves being part of a talented team committed to empowering charter schools across the country. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, seeing live music, supporting the Timbers and Wahoos, and occasional karaoke sessions.