A traveler, an adventurer, a dreamer. Chris has loved the outdoors his entire life. A skilled mountaineer, he has polished his skills in rock climbing and ice climbing. A true globe-trotter, he has made his way to over 30 countries across the world to cycle, climb, backpack, and explore and experience different cultures.

"I have ridden elephants in Thailand, watched lions and hyenas walk around my tent in the Serengeti, kayaked in the Sea of Cortez, hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, watched the sun rise over Africa from the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, dove in the Channel Islands, seen Cambodia from the back of a pickup truck, fed giraffes in Kenya, walked the beaches of Zanzibar, driven the Alaskan Highway, canyoneered slot canyons in Zion, and chased trains all over Europe from Greece to Sweden."

When asked why he started the organization Cycle for Heart, Chris answered, "I want to empower our leaders of tomorrow to make a difference." Chris leads by example and inspires those that he meets along his journeys. He encourages kids to make a difference in their own lives, and inspires all to help make a positive change in the lives of others.