Chris was born in Palo Alto California, and was raised in Corvallis, Oregon. He attended Pacific University, where he received double Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science and Biology. He graduated with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in 2009.
Chris met his wife Lindsey in college and they have three daughters: McKenzie, Heidi and Annaleigh. He enjoys spending time with his family, running and soccer.