Chris was born and raised in Iowa on the family farm, the child of a chronic entrepreneur and an ER nurse, exposing him to experiences ranging from international business deals to simple wound care. He attended Cornell College in Mount Vernon Iowa and earned his Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University. Prior to law school, Chris worked for an environmental engineering firm handling the accounting on major environment remediation and engineering programs, which allowed him a unique look into how businesses truly operate. In his legal career, Chris has had the good fortune to represent the people of State of New Mexico in criminal prosecution, but also healthcare providers, oil companies, and mix of other institutional clients. In his free time, Chris enjoys powerlifting, martial arts, hiking the backcountry of mountain west, and spending time with his wife, Jessica.