Entrepreneur and adventurer
Chris is an entrepreneur and adventurer. At age 23 he co-founded High Desert Adventures, which contracted with large corporations to guide their clients through the river country of the west. At age 27 he founded Catalyst Marketing, a sports equipment and apparel company based in Boulder Colorado. Today, catalyst’s clients include a broad spectrum of organizations in the ski and mountaineering industries.
A significant influence in Chris’s creative process began in 1992 when he began working and studying the Human Validation Process Model, a framework for understanding complex human systems founded by pioneering psychologist Virginia Satir. Chris is a student and facilitator of transformational processes for both individuals and organizations. Chris has served on the board of directors of the Equilibrium Fund, The GIS Institute and Warrior Films and is the founder the transformational consulting company, Ripple. He divides his time between Colorado, Mexico, and Guatemala