Shipped from Florida to Switzerland at a very young age, Chris grew up among the picturesque mountain towns of the Swiss Alps, where he enjoyed a childhood full of snowboards, sleds and snowball fights. His adolescent years leaned decidedly more indoors, spending most of his time trying to figure out how to create local area networks so he could play computer games with his friends.
Upon graduating high school, Chris decided to return to Florida, where he enrolled in a small university in Boca Raton to pursue a bachelor's degree. During his college years, Chris transitioned from being an indoor-kid to a physically active adult. Yoga and strength training take up much of his free time up to this day.
After college, Chris's desire to build a fulfilling career led him to apply to law school, so he enrolled in the University of Miami School of Law after being offered an academic scholarship. Law school, though, turned out to be a poor fit for Chris; he had always been passionate about science and universal truth, and being in a field ultimately based on authoritative proclamation rather than empirical observation left Chris wanting.
After passing the Bar exam, Chris committed to jumping ship. For him, analytics and data science constituted an opportunity to work with pure, objective information while rekindling his age-old love affair with everything computers and technology. To that end, he obtained a Master of Science in Analytics from the Institute for Advanced Analytics in Raleigh, North Carolina, and joined the InterWorks team upon graduation.