Chris Knight

Background and expertise: A native New Yorker, Chris graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in International Relations in 2005.

Throughout his career, Chris has prioritized working for organizations in the non-profit and public sector that promote equity and serve the community. At the College Board, Chris was an account manager for SpringBoard, the College Board’s rigorous 6-12 ELA & Math Curriculum, where he worked with school administrators, department chairs, and teachers to successfully implement the program at some of the largest school districts in the country. More recently, Chris spent five years working for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation as an operations analyst and project coordinator, focused on maintenance and operations and implementing Brooklyn-wide agency initiatives.

Chris has an interest in history, literature, geopolitics, and strategy games. He also has a passion for the arts and media entertainment. He has published a novel/memoir (Three for Ship), has been an associate producer on a full length motion picture (After Party), and is the President of Knight of Cups Comics, which is producing a series of comic books to be released in the coming year. He is also working on finishing the first draft of his second novel.

Chris and his wife, Katie, currently reside in Brooklyn with Kylo, their precocious Havanese puppy. They are expecting their first child in August.

Why I believe in protecting land and creating parks: “The immediate and long term impact that green spaces have on the health, well-being, and quality of life of the general public cannot be overstated. From sprawling national reserve parks to local city playgrounds, people rely on these spaces for recreation, social and civic engagement, and the unique services, opportunities, and activities that they provide.”

Why I support Trust for Public Land: “This is an organization that takes its conservation goals seriously. TPL’s mission to protect land to ensure that future generations can appreciate and enjoy both natural beauty as well as local parks is a worthy cause that has attracted a vast array of talented individuals. The diverse range of projects that TPL undertakes is truly remarkable and its leadership is among the most hands on and passionate that I have ever encountered. I am extremely excited and honored to be a part of the future of this wonderful organization.”