Chris was born and raised in Hawaii, then travelled to Montana and California following educational goals before finally landing in his home state of Alaska in 1995. While in California, Chris received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Humboldt State University (HSU). While at HSU, he served as the director of Community Companions, a division of the National Compeer Program, which provides a social service to chronically mentally ill adults. Shortly after moving to Alaska, Chris began training at Alaska Pacific University (APU) toward his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology degree. He graduated in 1999 and holds an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) license in Alaska. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient and outpatient environments, and private practice. Chris has experience providing individual, couple's, family, and group therapies in addition to assessment services, though his current practice focuses on individual and couple's therapy. Though Chris provides therapy related to a wide variety of issues, he specializes in the areas of forensics and human sexuality. Additionally to providing therapy and assessment services, Chris is an adjunct instructor at APU for the undergraduate psychology department. Chris’s current professional memberships include the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Alaska Psychological Association (AK-PA), the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), and the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). He is a past president of the Alaska Counseling Association (the Alaska chapter of the ACA) and the current section leader representing Alaska within AASECT.