Chris was born and raised in Alaska and now lives in Anchorage with his wife and daughter. As a geophysicist his career has moved him around the world, allowing him to ski all over, but after each assignment he has always managed to return home to Anchorage and the people, skiing and trails he loves. Chris began skiing in the back yard at an early age, then progressed to competitive racing in high school and college. That has since morphed into a love of all types of skiing from backcountry skiing, racing the Tour of Anchorage, to pulling his daughter around the trails in a pulk. As a member of the board, Chris wants to give back to the community that gave him so much as a young skier, by helping to ensure NSAA’s grooming, maintenance and excellent programs are around and improved for the next generation and by encouraging more people to fall in love with Nordic skiing. When they aren’t skiing, Chris and his family can be found hiking, fishing, hunting, or flying around Alaska.