Chris is the founder of One Purpose Design. Since 1998, Chris has studied purpose-centered organizational development and participative meeting design and facilitation. He is a trainer and co-owner of the international Genuine Contact Program. Chris has also been an educator for 25 years, working in district public schools, public charter schools, independent schools, and experiential education organizations in North Carolina, Washington state, and Colorado. Chris has worked in migrant education and culture-centered public education for Native American students, and has developed and directed programs for teenagers in foster care from across North Carolina. He served as the North Carolina Charter School Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015. Chris's first book, The Heart of the Canoe, was published in December of 2016, and his book Living School Design and Practice is due out in late spring of 2017.