Chris was born and grew up in Nebraska. He started his undergraduate education at the University of Nebraska before transferring to Nebraska Wesleyan to complete his Bachelor of Arts in psychology. He received his Master of Arts degree in occupational therapy at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. He worked in California in skilled nursing, outpatient hands and acute inpatient rehab before moving to Portland. In his free time, Chris enjoys hiking along Oregon's many beautiful trails. He also enjoys exercise and the study of human movement. When not physically engaged with his world, he spends as much time as he can with figure drawing or visiting art museums.