Christopher Minnes is an experienced leader in planning, marketing, organizational development and fundraising for non-profit educational, cultural and environmental organizations throughout North America. He has helped twenty-five organizations achieve their annual fund, capital, endowment and planned giving goals. As director of development for TreePeople, he raised $15 million for inspiring youth and community programmes and a “sustainable” environmental education centre in Los Angeles. In April 2008, he co-founded the Outaouais Environmental Campus (Eco Echo) in Wakefield, Quebec. Christopher holds an M.B.A. in Business Administration and a Masters in Arts Administration from Southern Methodist University (Dallas) and is credentialed as a Certified Fundraising Executive.