Chris grew up in Matthews, NC and graduated from the US Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations. He commissioned into the Marine Corps in 2014, and spent two years serving as a Communications Officer in Camp Lejeune, NC. He then deployed as the Communications Detachment Officer in Charge to the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response Africa mission. Following the deployment, Chris assumed the role of the G6 Operations Officer for Europe at Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa HQ in Stuttgart, Germany.
On the side, Chris is the founder and vice president of the US Naval Academy Stuttgart Germany Alumni Chapter, and CEO of Odin Development LLC, an early stage startup focused on teaching leadership to high school athletes across the country.