While she hopes it doesn’t look like it, Chris has led social change work for more than three decades. Through numerous leadership roles across social impact sectors, Chris successfully led efforts to expand health care, improve educational outcomes, and expand access to services on behalf of children and families. Before co-founding Copper Strategic, Chris was Senior Vice President of Education at Strategies 360, the largest public relations and communications firm in the West. Previous to that role, she led the League of Education Voters, one of Washington state’s foremost education advocacy groups working to provide every student in the State equal opportunity for success. Before joining the League of Education Voters, Chris worked for Planned Parenthood Federation of America as their Director of Government Relations and with Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin as VP of Public Affairs.
Changing the world in ways big and small is a life-long passion. In addition to the hand-to-hand combat of social change, Chris has been interviewed or written about it in numerous publications from Milwaukee to DC to Seattle and places in between. She’s served on several non-profit boards and community and state advisories. Other than IT director, if there’s a role in a non–profit organization somewhere, she’s likely done it. Yes, even PTA Treasurer.
When she is not rabble-rousing for change or helping others to do likewise, Chris can be found in the garden with her wife, Christy, or cajoling her son, Max, off Xbox. She often joins their four-legged family member, Griffey, an English Cream Golden Retriever, in advocating for a decent walk on any beach, anywhere.