Sound Mind Live
Chris is founder and director of Sound Mind Live, a non-profit organization focused on ending the stigma surrounding mental health and mental illness through music – bringing together musicians affected by mental health issues with music-lovers and forward-thinking organizations to build community and open dialogue on mental health through music. Sound Mind Live has worked with artists big and small and been helped elevate the mental health conversation through national spotlights in Billboard and other media. Prior to founding Sound Mind, Chris performed as a touring musician with acts such as Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. After being diagnosed with mental health issues himself, Chris founded and led a music support program for New York City chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and began working for Acumen – a global non-profit fund focused on supporting marginalized communities. Chris holds a BA from University of Southern California and an MBA from Fordham University.