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Lives in San Jose, CA
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    CEO, 2013 - present is a web site that helps companies and content creators find each other.
  • Amateur Traveler
    CEO, 2005 - present
    Software Engineer, 2012 - 2013
  • TripAdvisor
    Director of Engineering for New Initiatives, 2010 - 2012
  • LiveWorld
    EVP Engineering and Operations, 1996 - 2010
  • Apple Inc.
    Software Manager, 1992 - 1996
  • Momenta
    Software Manager, 1989 - 1992
  • Hewlett-Packard
    Software Manager, 1984 - 1989
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San Jose, CA
Salinas, CA - Troy, NY
Chris Christensen is the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.  

By day Chris works in high tech, and is currently at the startup

The Amateur Traveler:
    •    1.5+ million travel podcast downloads in 2010
    •    The Chicago Sun Times included the show in their list of 10 “Best travel sites”.
    •    Oxford University uses the Amateur Traveler to teach English as a second language.
    •    Men’s Journal says: “One of the 4 best adventure travel podcasts”
    •    Best Life Magazine named the Amateur Traveler one of the 10 best podcasts on the internet.
    •    Nominated for a People's Choice Podcast Award in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
    •    Popular Vote Winner for a Lonely Planet Blog Award 2009 in the Podcasting category.
    •    Named in a study as one of the "50 Most Influential Independent Travel Blogs"
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2 kids, 31 years of marriage, popular travel podcast
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Salinas High School
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Travel to Nova Scotia – Amateur Traveler Episode 414

Hear about travel to Nova Scotia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sherry Ott about her recent trip to this province in Eastern Canada. Sherry returns to to the show to talk about a trip around Nova Scotia she took last June.

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Travel to Southwest England – Amateur Traveler Episode 416

Hear about travel to Southwest England as the Amateur Traveler talks to Edith about her adopted home. This episode will look at the area southwest of Bristol, two hours west of London.

Edith says that the area of southwest England is “archetypical English”. "If you go away from the big cities you’ve got these really narrow country lanes. You’ve got the old stone walls. You’ve got the houses. You’ve got the hedgerows. You’ve got the birds chirping, people working in their gardens. You can sit outside and enjoy cream tea. You’ve got the National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor and the beautiful coastline as well.”

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