Christine began her professional career in nonprofit management consulting in 1974 and opened her own consulting practice in 1981. In addition to her work as a philanthropic advisor and nonprofit management consultant, Christine has held the following leadership positions: Associate Director of Development of the University of California — Office of the President;
General Manager of the San Francisco Performing Arts Center $42 million capital campaign to build Davies Symphony Hall; Director of Development for San Francisco Ballet and, interim Vice President of Hospice by the Bay Foundation.

Christine has served as a Board member of the: American Red Cross, Bay Area Dance Coalition, Bread & Roses, Commonwealth Club of California, Fine Arts Museum Society, Friends of San Francisco Recreation and Parks; and held leadership positions with: The San Francisco Symphony's Business Gifts Committee and the Development Committee of San Domenico School.

Christine is the Co-Founder and President Emerita of Impact100 Sonoma, a women's giving circle created in 2009. In 1973, Christine received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and attended the University of California's Graduate School of Business. Christine has also taught as an adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University's Graduate School of Business.