Christian graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2005 with a B.A. in Sociology. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Naval Officer through the NROTC program. During his active duty service, Christian served as a P-3C Naval Flight Officer, Aircraft Mission Commander, Command and Staff Instructor, and Tactical Action Officer. He completed two deployments with Patrol Squadron ONE and two deployments onboard the USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75) and USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). Christian left active duty in 2017 and transitioned to the Navy Reserves. He completed his MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2019. Christian currently resides in San Diego, California with his wife and two sons.
In his spare time, Christian enjoys reading, spending time with his family, and mentoring transitioning service members and veterans in achieving their educational and career goals.