Chris was born and raised in the Simcoe area. He and his wife, Heather, have four children.
He graduated with distinction from the University of Western Ontario in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and later received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario in 2000.
Chris is active in the community. He is on the Board of Directors of the Simcoe and District Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Rotary Club of Simcoe.
His primary areas of practice are real estate and corporate and commercial law.