Chris was born in Goldsboro, NC, and raised primarily in Biloxi, Mississippi. Coming from a military family, he spent part of his childhood living abroad in England and the Philippines. After graduating high school, he attended Southern Mississippi University and earned a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering technology. Chris started his career in the government sector, completing army corps projects for 10 years along the East Coast, then moved into the private sector where he worked 8 years on various hospitality and school commercial projects. Outside of the workplace, Chris enjoys running with his dog at the park. His other interests include CrossFit, fishing, golf, and spending time with family.