As an experienced executive, entrepreneur, & expert in media, branding & technology, Chris might sound like a geek on paper. However, when you meet him in person, he emits a powerful energy & enthusiasm that are contagious. Chris’s talent for business showed itself at a very early age when he co-founded Avalon Technology Group, a small technology company in Portland Oregon, at the age of 19. Just two years after marrying his high school sweetheart Alice, he helped develop a web-based “thin-client” technology that paved the way for venture funded startup Hyperlinq Technologies, his second major business venture. As the VP of IT from 2001 to 2011 led the successful launch of every major new product developed for the company.