Chris Parsons

Director of Strategic Partnerships

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With his father in the U.S. Air Force, Chris grew up in a very mobile family, moving every 2-3 years. Chris developed a rich appreciation for the diversity of the nation's natural environment. It led to a fascination with the exploits of Jacques Cousteau. In 1976 he moved to San Diego to pursue a degree in Marine Biology. Much of his college efforts involved computers. His post-graduate work led to a 25-year career in the rapidly emerging field of Information Technologies, specializing in technical business solutions and systems integration for residential builders. Chris developed and managed the deployment of the first PC-based quality assurance and service management systems for residential builders.

At 50 Chris and his wife felt a change was due in their hectic lives. In 2004 they put their careers on hold and embarked on a one year sabbatical through Baja and mainland Mexico. On this 9000 mile journey they embraced the simpler pleasures of life in a coastal village of Mexico, and made it their permanent home. In 2018 Chris was certified by Mexico's AMPI organization as a real estate specialist. While in real estate he witnessed firsthand the encroachment of development, the pressures on infrastructure, and the results of poor municipal planning. This rapid growth in the region was weighing on Chris's mind when he met Norman Vaux II, and discovered the mission of FINAL CYCLES. His consulting with the team led to his growing awareness of the impact of plastics on the planet. Chris formally joined the FINAL CYCLES team in mid-2021.