As the Chief Innovation Officer at First Person – an innovative, science-driven cognitive performance company, founded by a unique team of visionaries and mushroom experts who believe that the heart of wellness is in the mind -, Chris brings over 20 years of experience in product and business development. For the past five years he has focused exclusively on innovative product development in the functional foods  and medicinal mushrooms space. Chris brings experience exploring, experimenting, and conducting extensive research on the relationship between functional foods/medicinal mushrooms and metabolic, brain, and mental health.