Chris has lived in and around Lafayette for most of his life. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree. He is a part-time CrossFit instructor and has spent time doing mission work in Nicaragua, making him the department’s only bilingual firefighter.
Chris started his fire service career with the U.S. Forest Service as a wildland firefighter in 2008. He was hired full-time with the City of Lafayette in 2011. Chris holds advanced certifications in all hazard areas including wildland fire, technical rescue, and he focuses heavily on hazardous materials response and planning.