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Chris Sacco, Co-Founder

Chris Sacco, Co-Founder

Christopher Sacco spent most of the past decade working in South America, where he managed numerous sustainable development and disaster relief projects and led medical brigades to indigenous communities in the Andean highlands and Amazon rainforest. He previously worked as a project manager for the Yachana Foundation and Catholic Relief Services, and most recently as the grants coordinator for World Neighbors. These experiences led him to study wilderness medicine, development and community preparedness. Chris received a BA in Government and Spanish from Franklin & Marshall College, a graduate certificate in the Design, Management and Evaluation of Sustainable Development Projects from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, and a graduate certificate (in progress) in Community Preparedness and Disaster Management at UNC Chapel Hill. Chris teaches for the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS and serves as International Program Officer with Groundswell International. When he’s not working, Chris enjoys exploring the wilds of the Southeastern U.S., where he recently relocated with his wife, son and cat.

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