A native of Dallas, Texas, Kris is the Director of the Living Soils Symposium, a community event that facilitates the conversation around regenerative agriculture between farmers, non-profits, academics, and policy makers. Kris is also the VP of Production for Lumen, a regenerative hemp juice startup, as well as a board member of the Texas Cannabis Industry Association. He gained his first experience in the cannabis industry as a cultivation manager at Private Reserve Estate in Humboldt County, where he relied on his education as a biologist. He helped shift the farm to begin implementing more organic, regenerative, and permaculture-based protocols. He owes much of his passion and direction in life to the people he has met through the Living Soils community.