Chris joined the MITA team in 2015. Originally from Illinois and Louisiana, Chris began boating at scout camp and connected to the ocean through scuba diving trips with his family. After college, he spent eight years doing biological fieldwork both on and off the water on the West Coast and in Alaska. After receiving an M.S. in Environmental Education from Lesley University, Chris worked for Washington Trails Association where he led both frontcountry and backcountry volunteer trail crews. In 2011, he and his wife, Sarah, moved to Vermont to be closer to family, where Chris continued working with volunteers. Missing the coast, they teamed up as Island Stewards for MCHT and after an idyllic summer working around MDI, decided to call Maine home. Chris jumped at the chance to join the MITA staff and is thrilled to work alongside and support its dedicated group of volunteers.