Leading projects across the country, Chris has gained perspective and knowledge of best business practices. Championing a mission-based entrepreneurial approach with engaged stakeholders she offers expert advice in areas such as organizational relationships and strategic management, striving to assure professionals are prepared to respond appropriately to well-meaning policy makers and constituents. She takes on challenging areas such as philosophical underpinnings, leadership, strategy, personal and organizational development, data tracking and analysis, and relationship building.
Her current role as co-owner and Senior Principal at GreenPlay, spanning 20 years, builds on a strong foundation of 24 years of Parks and Recreation administration with nearly half of that as Director of the City of Boulder, Colorado, Parks and Recreation Department. Armed with a teaching degree in addition to her P&R Administration degree, Chris has passionately helped move our profession forward, taking advantage of opportunities to serve in leadership and faculty positions ranging from non-profits and foundations, to the NRPA Rocky Mountain Revenue and Management School, and the National Association of Park Foundations.
As a Certified Parks and Recreation Executive, a fellow of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administrators, and experienced consultant she continues to help organizations remain relevant in our ever-changing environment. Living in Colorado with her husband Mike is extraordinary, and motherhood has been the joy of her life.