Chris started building web sites and web applications in 1996, after installing Linux and discovering httpd. It was a career in freshwater fisheries and geographic information systems (GIS) that led Chris to the web, and to start Lanexa.net in 1998. Chris has a strong background in Linux/Unix systems administration, HTML, CSS, PHP, as well as Oracle and MySQL database administration. Chris is a proven leader, having lead the development of ecommerce platforms for Fortune 500 companies, as well as start ups. He is able to bridge the gap between Marketing and IT, and turn business requirements into development objectives, and he delivers results. When Chris is not working on web sites, he is usually chasing his boys around with an iPhone or playing mandolin.