After graduating from high school, Chris joined the U. S. Marine Corps in 1993. He was a member of the 4th LAAD Battalion, USMCR, in Marietta, Ga., where he served as gunner and as a Team Leader. Chris was honorably discharged in 1999.
From 1994 to 2002, he was the owner of Alterative Grounds, Inc. where he managed crews and negotiated installation contracts and maintenance with communications companies. Since 2002 he has been a real estate agent and certified Distress Property Expert, and became broker-owner of the local RE/MAX in 2004. In 2009, Chris became a member of the Board of Directors for the Society. He resides in Beaufort.