Chris is the proud father of 3 adult sons. With sons and friends, he has knocked about Prince William Sound and the northern Gulf of Alaska the past 25 years. Co-founder of Gulf of Alaska Keeper with a like-minded group of individuals, Chris is dedicated to protecting and conserving the outstanding and irreplaceable wilderness qualities of Prince William Sound and the northern Gulf of Alaska. Working with GoAK on issues involving this beautiful area is a fulfilling and exciting career for Chris.
Chris loves everything about boats, working on them, operating them, and just hanging around on them with family and friends. When he gets the chance, he enjoys hunting, mountain hiking, fishing, photography, ice-skating and participating in Coast Guard Auxiliary activities. Now that he is an old goat, he’s looking forward to grandchildren. If his boys would quit spending so much time out in the wilderness, maybe there’s a remote chance that would happen someday.
B S Natural Science, University of Alaska Anchorage 1989; JD, Environmental and Natural Science Law Certificate, Lewis and Clark College School of Law, 1993; LLM Law and Marine Affairs, University of Washington School of Law, 1994; Dean John K. Knauss National Sea Grant Fellowship recipient, 1995 Environmental and Natural Resources Aid
- Co-founder Prince William Sound Keeper, 2000
- Co-founder of Gulf of Alaska Keeper 2005; Co-founder of annual PWS Volunteer Beach Cleanup
- Principal organizer and coordinator with Dr. John Whitney of Prince William Sound Volunteer Beach Cleanups from 2002 to present
- Field Manager, PWS Volunteer Beach Cleanup, 2002 to present
- President Gulf of Alaska Keeper, 2005 to present.
- Owner operator of three motor vessels berthed in Whittier, Alaska.
- Coast Guard Auxiliary, Whittier Flotilla, 2002 to present
- Assistant Environmental and Safety Staff Officer, Whittier Coast Guard Auxiliary, 2004 to present
- Annual participant in NOAA survey of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill residual stranded oil and impacted habitat recovery.
- 25 years Prince William Sound experience.