Chris Humphrey, VP of Operations
Chris Humphrey is Cottage + Castle’s Vice President of Operations. Chris has over twenty-five years of combined experience in the areas of Law, Engineering, Real Estate and Management. Chris received a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law, a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies & Policy from Skidmore College and a Nuclear Engineering Certification from the United States Naval Nuclear Power Program.
Prior to joining the Cottage + Castle team, Chris served as a lawyer licensed to practice before the state and federal courts of Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey, specializing in the areas of environmental law, municipal land use, regulatory compliance and construction related matters. He is also a licensed real estate broker.
Before pursuing a legal career, Chris completed ten years of distinguished service as Nuclear Engineer and Instructor in the United States Navy where he specialized in the areas of Nuclear Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry/Radiological Controls, Mechanical Engineering and Hazardous Waste Management while serving on board nuclear submarines, land based nuclear facilities and in shipyards.
Chris has a demonstrated passion for residential and commercial real estate development and the environment. He served for several years on his community’s Planning Board and Environmental Commission and has been involved in Brownfield’s Redevelopment and Urban Gentrification Projects, Coastal and Wetlands Permitting, and Municipal Land Use and Construction related matters throughout his career. He is also a licensed Massachusetts Construction Supervisor.
Chris is an avid outdoorsman and environmentalist who has been vacationing and working on Nantucket for over fifteen years and he has a deep appreciation for the Island’s natural beauty, resources and strong sense of community. When presented with the opportunity to apply his unique skill set working on Nantucket development projects, he naturally jumped at the chance.
When not working with the Cottage + Castle team, Chris can be found fishing, hiking and biking around Nantucket and in the Adirondack Mountains.