Chris grew up in the High Country of North Carolina. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Appalachian State University in Fall of 2013. He wears many hats in our community as he manages lending and learning services for Mountain Bizworks, covering the High Country region of WNC. He also serves on the board of High Country Local First and Ascent Business Network - not-for-profit organizations that provide entrepreneurial support to business owners and prospective business owners in the High Country. He is a partner in Center 45 Climbing and Fitness. He is married to ASU Alum, Charlene, the Mentoring Program Coordinator for Western Youth Network.