Chris has been facilitating Virtual Online Communities since 1993 when he became a member of ArtsWire and then The Meta Network, the Well, and finally Brainstorms. In 1999, Chris launched his own full-featured virtual community named MemeSpace. MemeSpace has a membership of over 800 'memebers' and is open, free, self-supported, and self-supporting. Chris also runs Coelaboration.com, Memes.ORG, The Caffeinated Magazine, as well as working in a support role to Frank Burns' The New MetaNet. As an employee of Caucus Systems, Inc, Chris has been hosting Professional Virtual Events since 1999, and has been working at a organizer for Virtual Civic Net 1998 and 1999. Before the internet, Chris was (and still is) a professional photographer. He still shoots editorial and travel stock photography for The Stock Market Photo Agency.