Chris was born into the lake life, growing up living on the great Lake Minnetonka. He started wakesurfing in 2015, and started competing that next year in the junior division.
Moving up through the divisions, Chris started riding for the Phase Five team in 2018 and started surfing in the professional division shortly after. He's been riding the Phase Five Matrix since he joined the team, and isn't planning on switching anytime soon. Outside of wakesurfing, you can find Chris skiing, skydiving or camping. He now attends college at the University of Utah, and frequently wakesurfs in all the surrounding reservoirs.