Christopher first began his career in music and sound production. Through his late twenties, he thrived as a musician while also feeding his other passion: architecture and historical buildings. In 2001, he created Bently Holdings, purchasing a historic art deco building on Union Square that had survived the 1906 earthquake for its first project. The start of many successful property investments, its restoration brought about a LEED Gold Certification. Many others followed including the former Federal Reserve Bank Building of San Francisco, which he also renovated to LEED Silver CI standards, thus creating the Bently Reserve.
An ardent environmentalist, Christopher sought to build companies that embody his vision for the future, insisting on nothing less than exemplary green operating fundamentals throughout each of the Bently Enterprise companies. He no longer has time to pursue music professionally but still plays for fun and loves a good jam. His other ventures have included producing biofuels, an estate distillery, investing in green technology and he currently has one of Nevadas largest sustainable ranches.
In addition to many accolades praising his dedication to the arts and environment, Christopher has held honorary positions to related causes, and has served on several boards from the Black Rock Arts Foundation and the Burning Man Project to the Point Reyes Bird Observatory. In recent years he has set his sights on Scotland where he and his wife Camille are currently engaged in rewilding their own estate.
Christopher is President of the Bently Foundation in addition to serving as CEO of Bently Enterprises.