Born just west of Birmingham, Alabama, Chris grew up with fishing as a large part of his life. Being the son of a Police Officer, he understands the importance of family time. Fishing is where he and his family found time to be together. In 1995 Chris followed in his father's "footsteps" and began work with the Birmingham Police Department. Chris moved up through the ranks and was a Detective in the Narcotics Division when he moved to follow his dreams of professional bass fishing. He then moved to Guntersville, Alabama in 2003.
Chris is now the owner and lead guide for Fins-N-Grins Freshwater Adventures and fishes on several national tournament trails. Chris is a member of several organizations including B.A.S.S., FLW, American Bass Anglers, and Alabama BASS Federation along with conducting seminars with "Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs", "Becoming and Outdoors Woman" for the DCNR and various boat shows. Chris is also the author of several fishing related articles which have been published in several papers and magazines including Bassmasters Magazine (March 2007) and currently writes for several outdoor magazines in addition to making numerous TV/Radio appearances on national and local stations. Chris has found being a guide has allowed him the most important thing about being a professional angler, time on the water. Chris spends an average of 318 days a year on the water conducting both guide trips and participating in fishing tournaments. Being a guide has placed him in the position to interact with numerous types of anglers and has allowed him to promote his sponsors products on a daily basis.
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