Charles Steinback is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Point 97, a high tech spin-off of Ecotrust. Steinback directs technology development and program management to deliver solutions and strategies for coastal and marine planning customers. Prior to Point 97, Steinback served in several roles at Ecotrust and most as the lead for the Marine Consulting Initiative (MCI), which included numerous national and international marine consulting projects. Steinback’s expertise is in applying learning to the ongoing development of collaborative spatial planning solutions combining knowledge, technology, and capital to foster resilient ecosystems and coastal communities. Steinback was raised in the fishing community of Astoria, Oregon, is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and currently lives in Portland, Oregon.