Chris Ware leads TennGreen's Memphis office as General Counsel & Project Manager. He is responsible for leading our efforts in land conservation, donor cultivation & stewardship, and community outreach in Memphis and throughout West Tennessee. Chris was raised in Germantown and has been an active outdoorsman since childhood. 


Before joining TennGreen, Chris was an advanced estate litigation and planning attorney. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Faulkner University's Jones School of Law and Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Memphis. He is currently seeking a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Harvard University. Chris spends the majority of his free time with friends, building furniture, or in the outdoors either hunting or fishing with Reese, his slightly overweight yellow lab.

Chris Ware, West Tennessee Outreach Coordinator at Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation (Memphis Office)
My Favorite Hiking Spot:


My favorite trail is the Lower Loop Overnight Trail at Fall Creek Falls State Park.  It's not the hardest or the most scenic while actually on the trail, but the payoff at the three waterfall overlooks keeps me coming back.  I love the challenge of squeezing all 12 miles in to one day and climbing out of the rainforest surrounding the gorge in between campsites 1 and 2.