Chris was raised in southwest Washington. After receiving his undergraduate degree at the University of Portland, Chris worked for the Portland Trail Blazers while preparing for law school. Thereafter, Chris moved to Salem and attended Willamette University School of Law. Chris met his wife in law school and planted roots in the city where he has been practicing law since 2002.
When Chris is not working, he spends his time with his wife and three daughters, enjoying Blazers basketball, Mariners baseball, reading non-fiction, and being outdoors at the beach or in the mountains