Christopher Wood

Executive Directive
LGBT Tech

Non-profit Executive and Co-founder, Business Owner, Professor, and Speaker are few ways to describe what Christopher Wood does on a daily basis, but it hardly describes the journey he had to take to get there. His journey, riddled with challenges, moments of survival and reflection, drove him from a place of complacency to a place of empowerment and action. From coming out as “gay”, to being taken hostage by the first suicide bomber in the US, Chris realized from cradle to grave, this life is short. His non-traditional path, drive to build businesses and desire to add a voice for a community he deeply loves led him to look beyond traditional boundaries and forge a path of his own complete with teaching others how to do the same.



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