Chris is an integral part of the crew as Operations Manager. He developed an early love for wilderness exploration and outdoor adventures growing up along coastal Maine and the mountains of Colorado. Chris worked his way through college as a wilderness guide for at risk youth, exposing them, and himself, to the natural wonders of the desert southwest. After numerous international adventures in Latin America Chris moved to Tokyo, Japan where he taught English. Using Japan as a base Chris spent several years exploring Asia. Upon returning to the United State he began work in sales, development and operations for a prominent educational tour company in Boston. A desire to return to natural settings led Chris to Lake Tahoe where he enjoys working with AdventureSmith Explorations clients on exciting new trips and working with staff to ensure the AdventureSmith Explorations team are true experts.