Chip has been actively involved with the public Waldorf school movement since 1998. He was lead developer and is now Executive Director of Credo High School, a public Waldorf college-prep high school that opened in 2011 in Rohnert Park. He was a founder and the lead developer of the K-8 public Waldorf Woodland Star Charter School, founded in Sonoma in 2000. In the same year he was a founding member of the Stone Bridge School in Napa. Chip served as administrator of Woodland Star from 2002 until 2008, during which time Woodland Star became the first WASC-accredited public Waldorf school in California. He is a founder of and currently serves on the board of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education. Prior to his involvement with Waldorf education, Chip worked as a writer and editor, business entrepreneur and government economist. He earned his BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.