Staunton Innovation Hub
Chris is the Director of the StauntonInnovationHub project. She has been on the front lines for more than 10 years empowering people to open businesses by helping them navigate the pitfalls, detours, and highs and lows of starting or expanding a small business as well as getting it funded.
Prior to coming to SIH, Chris was the Executive Director of the Staunton Creative Community Fund for 5 years. She is an adjunct business professor and coordinator of the Business Leaders Living Learning Community at Mary Baldwin University.
Chris’ passion for community growth and its economic impact has been recognized by her community and peers. She was in Style Weekly’s 2010 Top 40 Under 40 as an emerging leader and was awarded the 2015 Dennis Burnett Community Excellence Award from the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce.