Chris has been obsessively studying languages and linguistics since he was 12 years old. After graduating from the College of William and Mary, studying both Linguistics and Theatre, Chris was a union Stage Manager for grand opera for many years. Returning to his passion, languages, he has been in the language services industry for about 15 years. Chris is currently the Managing Director at aLanguageBank in New York City which specialises in marketing and advertising. He is currently the President of the Association of Language Companies (US). During and after college, he also formally studied anthropology, psychology, sociology and gamification. Chris has written for trade magazines, spoken at language-, content-, and UX-related conferences, and still does research in linguistics.