A sustainability and clean energy expert, eco-entrepreneur, urban farmer, and community organizer with a passion to create smart, resilient, and sustainable communities.

Chris is currently the Senior Advisor to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Director of Sustainability & Resilience, and Co-chair of Smart Cities for the City of Orlando, developing partnerships, policies, and programs to support the sustainability, clean energy, & climate resilience goals of Mayor Dyer’s Green Works Orlando initiative.

In 2008, Chris co-founded IDEAS For Us, an international 501c3 nonprofit & UN-accredited NGO, working to incubate global environmental solutions and fund local action that advances the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In 2013, he helped co-create “Fleet Farming”, a renowned urban farming program that is redefining local food systems by building distributed organic farms on homeowner lawns through neighborhoods and communities in the U.S.

Chris has held sustainability & energy-related positions with University of Central Florida, Orange County Government, and the U.S. Department of Energy. In 2012, Chris also co-founded a clean energy consulting firm, Citizen Energy, that provides custom energy efficiency & renewable energy solutions as a service for commercial buildings in the Washington DC Metro area.