Chris is the owner and co-founder of Triple Pine Pizza on the Big Island of Hawaii and Instructor of Agricultural Entrepreneurship at Hawaii Community College. Previously: 1. entrepreneur support and growth at University of Maryland-Robert H. Smith School of Business 2. supported and helped create a vertically-integrated food system at Union Kitchen DC 3. Mentor & board member to business’ in a variety of industries, including: Ed-tech, Virtual Reality, food technology, sporting goods, fashion and agriculture”
Areas of expertise – Business model design, Sales strategy, customer discovery, food businesses, food system supply chain, value-added food products, agriculture/food technology.
Fun facts – Chris is a singer/songwriter and was proud to be part of The Sanctuaries DC – activating the arts for social change. He loves playing sports starting with Ice Hockey, which he started playing as soon as he could walk in his home state of Minnesota.