Community Programs Director
Chris joined the Estuary Partnership in 1998 and now serves as Community Programs Director. Chris manages our community programs, including classroom and field programs with students, community volunteer plantings, and the Lower Columbia River Water Trail stewardship and advocacy. He also manages and implements stormwater and land use projects, including work with schools and communities who are retrofitting large expanses of impervious surface area. He plays a major role building and maintaining partnerships to ensure we are including and working with multiple sectors throughout our study area. Chris was instrumental in establishing the Lower Columbia River Water Trail and the Estuary Partnership Schoolyard Stormwater projects. He also represented the organization on the West Hayden Island Advisory Committee and serves on the Oregon Watershed Enhancement North Coast Review Team. He is active in grants development and project management in both the technical and education programs. Chris holds an M.S. in Water Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.S. in Political Science and a B.A. in English from the University of Oregon.