Nonprofit strategist. Fundraiser. Writer. Planner. Mentor. Dreamer. Doer.
Likes: Hitting the trail on horseback. Deep friendships. Doodling. Swinging in a hammock with a good book. Meditation. Dark chocolate dipped in peanut butter. How the air smells after a rainstorm. Exploration.
Dislikes: Kalamata olives. Crankiness. Injustice. Not having enough snacks (see: crankiness).
Chris comes to this work with an unwavering belief in the power of healing through connection. Growing up, her parents opened their home to children in foster care. Sharing a period of her own early life with five foster brothers and sisters gave her a glimpse into the care system, through a child’s eyes. Those early experiences motivate her now to strengthen collective community support for youth and families participating in care.
Chris currently serves as Director of Philanthropy for Centrum Foundation, and brings more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit program development, fundraising, communications, and event management. She is also a certified life coach with JRNI, supporting people through periods of transition and change. Chris holds a BA in English Literature and a Master’s in Public Administration, both from the University of Washington. She moved from Seattle to Port Townsend in 2015, returning back to her own family roots based here on the Olympic Peninsula.