Since joining the team in mid-December, Chris has become a vital part of Blue Ridge Wine Excursions, both as a trail guide, and a project developer. Chris came to know Charlottesville’s food culture working at The Local restaurant and The Farm Store, both located in the residential Belmont neighborhood. These businesses have grown out of the opportunity afforded by one of the fastest growing food economies in the nation, which has taken root right here in our midst. Chris is also a part of the Brother Beer Works Co-op, a group intent on making good beer for friends and close community, with rumor of further expansion. When not involved in the world of food, Chris is playing music and traveling with one of three bands: Camp Christopher, The Hill and Wood, and Nettles.