Chris is founder and “Club President” of Best Behavior. He has been involved in the Knoxville creative and business community for over fifteen years, with experience ranging from launching a custom letterpress shop to serving as art director for the Knoxville Chamber. A painter and printmaker, his work is included in a variety of private and public collections around the country. 

Chris currently sits on the board of the Community School of the Arts and serves as Vice-President of non-profit radio station WDVX. Chris received the “40 Under 40” award from The Greater Knoxville Business Journal and was nominated in 2012 for Knoxville’s “Young Entrepreneur of the Year”.

Chris also likes to talk. As an Emcee, Keynote Speaker, and lecturer, Chris has a natural enthusiasm on stage that can make even traffic algorithms seem exciting. With years of experience speaking at conferences and creative seminars, to presenting at PechaKucha Nights, Chris’s passion is clearly evident when he’s handed a mic. With a solid understanding of marketing, business development and an eagerness for the social realm, he can help anyone in any industry bring their brand to the next level. Click HERE to book Chris for your next event.

Highlights and lowlights of Chris’s Speaking Engagements:

Several guest lectures and creative/professional practice seminars over the years to colleges, including Pellissippi State, University of TN-Knoxville, Carson Newman University, Anderson University (SC), and Reinhardt College (GA)

May 2017 – Featured speaker, 3 Roots Capital “Rise & Grind” entreprenuerial series

April 2017 – Knoxville Chamber “Bright Ideas” series featured presenter: “Nobody Cares and We’re all Going to Die: An Entrepreneur’s Lament”

2013 – Present – Guest Art, Design, and Guitar Teacher – Community School of the Arts, Knoxville, TN

March 2016 – EmCee and Featured Speaker – AIA East TN Design Slam, Knoxville, TN

March 2016 Southern Gas Association Marketing Conference, Featured Speaker, Workshop/One-on-One Consultant, Columbia, SC

February 2016 – Featured Presenter – Pecha Kucha, Knoxville, TN

September 2015 – Tennessee Association of Utility Districts, East Tennessee – Featured Luncheon Speaker, Knoxville, TN

August 2015 Southern Gas Association Marketing, Customer Experience & Communications Conference – Featured Speaker, Digital Marketing Workshop/One-on-One Consultant, San Antonio, TX

August 2014 – Featured Presenter – Pecha Kucha, Knoxville, TN

August 2013 Southern Gas Association Marketing Conference, Featured Speaker, Pensacola, FL

March 2012 – Featured Presenter – Pecha Kucha, Knoxville, TN

2012 Panelist in Discussion on the State of Modern Design for AIGA Design Week, location?

2011 Panel Discussion Moderator AIGA Design Week, location?

2011 Minister (one time – but so far, so good), Knoxville, TN

March 2010 – Featured Presenter – Pecha Kucha, Knoxville, TN