Chris was born and raised in Oconto. After graduating from Oconto Senior High school he went on to attend UW-Superior and UW-Green Bay. At that point Chris went back into the family business as a General Motors dealer in Oconto. This allowed him to build and maintain many relationships within the Oconto county community all the while helping shape and observe the needs of Oconto.
After selling the business in 2007 Chris devoted his time to multiple civic and community causes. In April of 2014 Chris was elected to the Oconto County Board and currently serves on the County Board and two committees. In 2009 Chris was elected to the ACT-Ukraine board and in 2014 to the Bond Foundation board.