Chris Hardie '99

Crop -hardieChris Hardie '99 is a community builder and technology consultant living in Richmond, Indiana. He’s the principal of Summersault, LLC, a website development firm Chris co-founded with another Earlham graduate in 1997, while studying Computer Science. Now headquartered in Richmond, Summersault’s mission is “to build and sustain communities using the technologies of the Internet” - an approach to business very much inspired by Chris's education at Earlham. This also reflects Chris’s personal interests as he works with a number of alternative media projects, sustainable living movements, and community building organizations.

He joined the Alumni Council in 2009 and is the Council secretary. He is also a member of the Campus Affairs Committee and the Nominating Committee. Chris's personal website and blog can be found at

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