After earning a degree in Journalism and Strategic Communications from the William Allen White School of Mass Communications at The University of Kansas, Chris put his education to work managing ad sales for the alternative news site, The Raw Story and later Lawrence.com - part of the World Online group in Lawrence, Kansas.
Through those experiences Chris became hooked on alternative news and the value of social media, however upon realizing he'd find more reward using his energy to help solve the climate crisis, in Spring 2008 he joined Discovery Communications as an online marketer for TreeHugger and PlanetGreen, in order to help push sustainability mainstream.
Chris enjoys web2.0 and social media, politics, reading, writing, camping, canoing, mountain biking, and just about anything happening outdoors. He loves Italy and speaks Italian poorly. He calls Hot Springs, Arkansas and Lawrence, Kansas home, loves to travel and currently works from wherever he can get a solid wi-fi connection.
He can be reached at chris @ treehugger.com or via @christackett on Twitter.