Chris Kersten has of wealth of knowledge in the nonprofit area from his extensive background in academia, (NYU, Clark, Tufts, UC Santa Barbara, SUNY Albany, and Albany Law School) where he served in progressively responsible vice presidential development positions. He later went on to the museum world where he served as vice president for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and later at the Hancock Shaker Village. He is recently retired from his position at Camphill Village USA where he was the Director of Development. Volunteerism is important to Chris. He is now is actively engaged with the Columbia County Habitat for Humanity as Vice President of their Board of Directors, a docent at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library Museum and active with other organizations.
Chris was educated at Long Island University, the Graduate School of Public Administration at NYU, the UC Management Institute, the Harvard Institute for Educational Management and the NY State Judicial Certificate Program. He is married to Mary Lou and has three children: Michael, James and Hilary.
As a licensed real estate salesperson, Chris brings a deep knowledge of Hillsdale and Columbia County gained through his elective service as the Town Justice and on the Hillsdale Town Board, and from making it his home for the past 25+ years. With this deep appreciation of the area, its physical and cultural beauty, its people and institutions, Chris is in a unique position to help clients find their ideal home.