Christine is known for bringing her whole self to work combining warmth and joy with vision and
operational excellence. She is widely recognized as one of the innovative thinkers in the
evolving world of retail.
Christine is a Co-Founder, President and the Executive Chairman of The House of LR&C where
she brings 30 years of experience in scaling global retail brands to this new concept in fashion.
Christine combines her talents with Co-Founders – Russel Wilson and Ciara in a powerhouse
entrepreneurial team with a common goal of creating a House of brands with a simple mission –
to do Good. The House of LR&C is a fashion platform designed for large scale positive impact –
from sustainability and sourcing, to social action, to inclusivity by creating fashion lines that are
accessible to all sizes, race, and gender. House brands include Goodman Brand for men,
Human Nation, a Gen Z, sustainable and gender neutral brand, and a women’s brand launching
in fall 2021.
Christine brings her executive leadership experience to The House of LR&C from lululemon
athletica, where she served as CEO for six years, creating one of the most compelling growth
stories in retail in the top 3 in sales per square foot, and the highest retail operating margins.
She began her career in private equity, and then joined Starbucks, serving in various executive
positions over a 20-year period with leadership roles in store development, operations, finance
and strategy. In her final role as SVP, President Asia Pacific, she led 10 countries and
spearheaded the company owned market entry into China.
In 2014, she founded and was the CEO of Performance Kitchen, a forward-thinking food
company creating the next generation of frozen food with a focus on food as medicine, featuring
great taste, and convenience. It is the first food company to be approved as a benefit for
Medicare and Medicaid contracts with leading insurance companies.
Christine earned her BA degree from Central Washington University and is a graduate of
Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Christine is the co-author of 3 Business Cases at HBS, 2 of which are in the top 10 selling
cases. She has won numerous CEO and innovation awards. Christine has served on for profit
boards at Khol’s, Select Comfort, and NuSkin and non-profit boards for homeless and spinal
research and disability access, and her alumni university foundation where she led fundraising
and capital campaigns. Christine and her husband enjoy a full life in Vancouver surrounded by
her loving family of 3 children and 4 grandchildren and loving outdoor adventures.