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.