Chris is a Michigan native who has been living in the DC area for the past five years. Before that he spent two years in Japan traveling the country and teaching ESL in a private language school in Sendai. He is currently a staff coach with D.C. United Youth Development and also a member of the U.S. Soccer Foundation National Training Team. Prior to working with DC SCORES, Chris spent five years as a site coordinator with the D.C. United Foundation.
Chris is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where he obtained a B.S. in Group Social Studies and also holds a USSF National D Coaching License along with an Urban Soccer Diploma from the NSCAA. He is also a volunteer coordinator and coach for soccer-specific programming with KEEN DC, an organization that provides free one-to-one sports and recreational programming to athletes with developmental and physical disabilities.