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 to 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.