Chris works to preserve, enhance, and restore Colorado’s parks, open spaces, wildlife habitat, rivers, and trails as GOCO's Director of Programs. His two-decade-long involvement in conservation began as an undergraduate ecology major and researcher at Santa Clara University. As a landscape ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, he published several peer-reviewed articles on various conservation topics. He is a former Berkely Conservation Scholar, Doris Duke Conservation Fellow, and Colorado Open Lands Conservation Fellow and received a master’s degree in Environmental Management from Yale University.
Outside of the office, Chris is an avid mountain biker always looking for new places to explore on his singlespeed. He also serves on the board of directors of Groundwork Denver, working to improve Denver’s green spaces and promote the health and well-being of Coloradans. Contact Chris with any general inquiries regarding GOCO’s programs.