Chris was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California. Having spent the majority of his life in and around the water, preserving coastal access and water quality is a legacy he hopes to leave future generations. Chris is the VP of Product Management at PredictSpring, an enterprise POS solution for brands to deliver omnichannel experiences. Previously, Chris led product teams at Amazon that helped third-party sellers and brands grow within the Amazon.com marketplace and directed consumer investments for Anthos Capital. Chris has a BS in Atmosphere and Energy Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is back in his hometown of Santa Cruz, his wife and two young children exploring tidepools, boarding in tandem, and greeting closer to full family surf sessions.