Chris has more than thirty years of planning experience and is a principal and founding partner of Agnew::Beck Consulting. He specializes in the areas of land use planning, public participation and facilitation, tourism planning, community development and urban design.
He first came to Alaska in 1979 where he worked with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, and helped set up DNR’s regional land planning process. In 1993, Chris began focusing on community tourism issues, working in areas such as Girdwood, Cordova, Homer, McCarthy, Prince William Sound, Talkeetna and Dillingham. In 2002, Chris joined with Thea Agnew to form Agnew::Beck Consulting, LLC. Chris holds master’s degrees in City Planning and in Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.
Outside of the office, he is almost always outdoors: skiing, glacier hopping, kayaking Prince William Sound, camping, biking up mountains and down the city’s trails and enjoying the sun, snow, sleet, wind and rain.