Chris began playing golf at a young age, but stepped away from the game during his preteen and high school years to focus on other sports. Chris was born in raised in the San Diego area. Chris was a 3 sport athlete in high school, who was invited to try out with multiple Major League Baseball teams. Chris choose to play football in college before a shoulder injury right before his sophomore season contributed to him stepping away from football and focusing back on golf. Chris became a Class A PGA Professional in 2012.
Chris has been working in the golf industry for almost 20 years. Most recently he was the Head Golf Professional at Carlton Oaks from 2011-2017. Chris worked at Brynwood CC in Armonk, NY for the 2010 season. Prior to that Chris held multiple positons, from Outside Service to Head Golf Professional, at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe, from 2001-2010.