Chris began practicing law in Oregon in the mid 1970s. After nine years in the public sector, including four years as a district attorney for Marion County, Chris moved to the private sector. He began as an attorney for Nike where his role eventually morphed into that of marketing director, product developer, and brand manager. From there he moved to Patagonia where he was responsible for the management of marketing and branding communications, including advertising, catalog, website, retail, and public relations. Chris also co-founded Nau Inc., a sustainable outdoor clothing retailer. Chris is currently consulting for various consumer product companies on branding and sustainability issues. Chris joined ONDA’s board in 2011.