Chris is a transplanted Minnesotan who moved to Nebraska to join her husband, a professor of horticulture at UNL. As a teacher and parent, she has had the opportunity to work with both students and other educators in outdoor environments and thinks the development of the Southern Heights Food Forest is an exciting venture for people of all ages. Although she considers herself more of a weed picker than any kind of plant expert, she has a great appreciation for the endless experiences we can have and the knowledge we can gain in such a place of learning.
Chris has a bit of a checkered past as an educator. She started her teaching career in music, moved to the elementary classroom, and after she completed her master’s degree, served as a science specialist at the elementary level. Before moving to Nebraska, she was involved with many outdoor education courses at the University of Minnesota. She was a leader and supporter of both Project Learning Tree and Project Wild, and taught in-service classes for teachers at the Minnesota Zoo. She is a member of Southern Heights Presbyterian Church and is thrilled that her congregation has welcomed the Lincoln community to its property for such a worthwhile adventure.