Christopher Hormel 

     Christopher              Hormel         Trustee, Elected 1994 
Boulder, Colorado 


BA, University of California at Santa Barbara 
MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

Christopher Hormel has extensive experience with nonprofit organizations in governance roles including finance, endowment, fundraising and program policy in the areas of education, social change advocacy and environmental issues. He was a founding member of the Fund for Idaho, a grant making foundation for social change in Idaho. He also served as a board member and treasurer of the Snake River Alliance, Idaho's Nuclear Watchdog group from 2000–07. He currently serves on the Nuclear Nexus of the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center and is active in their Rocky Flats Nuclear Guardianship project. He is also currently training in the Work that Reconnects with ecophilosopher Joanna Macy.

Christopher’s roles at Naropa University have included chair of the Endowment committee, member of the Finance and Sustainability committee, member of the Student Journey committee, and an original member of the Naropa Sustainability Council (aka the Green Team). He has been a student and teaching assistant in the MA Contemplative Psychotherapy program. He's a longtime member of the Shambhala Community and a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  He lives in Boulder with his wife, LuAnne.