Chris has followed his curiosity and passion for stories on an fulfilling, eclectic, and non-linear adventure
He’s lived 20 cities, 10 states, and 4 countries, and worked globally as a storyteller, attorney, and journalist. This diverse experience has enabled Chris to spark creative connections and craft resonant, impactful stories. He thrives doing work that’s never been done before.
Before joining WeOverMe, Chris led media, brand, and creative direction for NLand Surf Park in Austin, Texas, North America’s first surf park. His team partnered with brands such as RVCA and Yeti and created collaborative content with the New York Times, ESPN, Vice, Surfer Magazine, and many more.
Before bringing inland surfing to life in Austin, Chris was an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in their white collar defense and government investigations group in Washington, D.C. During his time at Cadwalader, Chris wrote an amicus curiae brief to the United States Supreme Court in addition to working with Fortune 100 companies and global financial institutions. Chris has used his legal training in unorthodox ways, including teaching middle schoolers about criminal justice and producing Forced Out, a short subject documentary on internally displaced persons in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.
Prior to attending law school, Chris worked as a senior political reporter and weekend anchor for a CBS affiliate in Iowa, where he covered the 2008 Iowa Caucuses and 2008 General Election. While in Iowa, Chris earned two Associated Press awards, two Emmy nominations for general and political reporting, and he was a member of an reporting team that won an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting.
Chris has a BA in Communications from Brigham Young University and a JD from Duke University. Chris speaks Swedish and Spanish and has working proficiency in Norwegian, Danish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole.
An avid skier and surfer, Chris loves exploring the great outdoors. He also enjoys spending time with his parents, five siblings, and eight nieces. whenever he can.