After graduating high school in Ohio, Chris served twelve years in the Air Force deploying to Kuwait in support of Operation Southern Watch, and to Kirkuk in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Chris lives in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia with his wife and three daughters where they own a climbing gym and guide service. Chris spends most days taking people outside to rock climb, and his favorite spot to guide is the south peak of Seneca Rocks. He is currently working on becoming certified through the AMGA in the Rock and Alpine disciplines. In his free time besides climbing, he enjoys boxing for fitness, and kayaking mild whitewater.