Chris Hamilton hails from Medford, Oregon and developed an interest in horticulture after working alongside his parents in their family garden. A University of Oregon graduate, Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and later attended the University of Oregon Executive MBA Program in Portland. Chris has a broad background including experience collaborating with leaders in the footwear & apparel industry and state government. In 2013, Chris made the move to working from home as an independent contractor while caring for his now 5 year old daughter.

In his free time Chris enjoys exploring with his family, camping, gardening, music, photography, and design. Chris is excited to be a part of the Pathways to Farming program and looks forward to learning new skills.