Chris Engstrom

Senior Creative Director

After spending seven years as a helicopter pilot in the Navy, I began my career as a self-taught web developer, ultimately working my way up to becoming the Vice President of User Experience Design. After seven years in the corporate world, I decided that I needed to find work that aligned better with my values, and to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. That decision ultimately led me to Root Capital. Communications is by definition an exciting field; it’s constantly evolving, and my team often has to adapt quickly to changing circumstances or new technologies. I enjoy the craft of taking an idea and turning it into a beautiful communications piece through cooperation and hard work. When I’m not at work, I try to spend as much time as possible outside: on or in the ocean, deep in the woods, or birdwatching with my family.