Christopher Tierney is an artist and entrepreneur, whose appreciation and connection to the natural world is an effervescent part of his spirit and inspiration. He studied biology at Indiana University but found his calling in wood shop and carpentry shop design. He fabricated a series of furniture pieces that earned him a scholarship to the Academy of Art, San Francisco. This would lead to Christopher founding his boutique design label, TIER—focusing on interior design and branding in hospitality. His creative work has been featured in numerous publications and has been awarded both domestically and internationally. Christopher is the founding proprietor and creative director of the Apotheke brand, with locations in New York City and Los Angeles.