Chris grew up in Texas and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. He began his career in journalism working as a reporter in Oklahoma City and later with NBC Radio News as an editor in Washington, D.C. While in Washington, he gravitated towards government and politics, which led him to embark upon a lengthy career in the field, working for three United States Senators on numerous campaigns and managing a large statewide political organization in Tennessee.
Chris’s interest in Haiti began in 1998, when he helped his local church assist a community in Léogâne to build a school for local children. Chris later visited CNP’s projects in early 2015, where he saw first hand the impact the organization was having on communities in Léogâne. This experience combined with CNP’s ethos of working to develop self-sustaining families and communities and a desire to work towards improve the situation in Haiti convinced Chris to make the switch from government to non-profits, and he joined the CNP team in 2015.
Chris lives with his wife Heather and their four children in Tennessee.