A native of Southern California, Chris grew up in the beautiful South Bay (15 miles south of L.A.) where he lived with his mom and younger brother.
As a child Chris had many career aspirations. He had dreams of becoming many things from an attorney to a fighter pilot to an astronaut.
When Chris got involved in the video production crew in high school, he determined that he was meant for more creative endeavors.
Turning his heart and mind towards his creative side, as well as love for the movies. He became yet another one of the aspiring writer/directors in Los Angeles, and longed to work with Steven Spielberg. Since he needed something to write screenplays on, he purchased his first computer – a Leading Edge 486SX with 8MB RAM, 14” color monitor, and a black and white dot matrix printer for the then bargain price of $2,000.00.
As he developed and honed his screenwriting skills he came to learn all about computers. This eventually lead him to a job at Comp USA. The timing couldn’t be more perfect for Chris as personal computers were becoming more prevalent, and the internet was about to make a more significant public debut. Some might even refer to that time as the tipping point for personal computing.
After gaining a significant amount of computer expertise he then went on to DevelopMentor, a developer training company. As their systems administrator he gained first hand knowledge about networks, servers and workstations. It was a trial by fire that provided the most incredible education in the world.
From there he moved on to become the Network Manager for the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.). Chris was responsible for managing and maintaining a network and computers that connected over 125 desktops, 15 servers in two locations, and supported the operations of an organization that was serving almost 200,000 members at the time. As a result of Chris’ incredible performance he promoted to I.T. Manager.
After providing 10 years of high-quality computer service, Chris saw a significant need for, and opportunity to deliver quality tech education for REALTORS®. He coupled this need with his love for teaching, his creative skills, and over 15 years of practical hands-on experience in the computer industry to become the Manager of Technology Training Programs for Real Estate Business Services (REBS), the for-profit subsidiary of C.A.R.
As the Manager of Technology Training Programs Chris has trained thousands of REALTORS® across the nation. Each course is geared for REALTORS® and their practical use of technology in their daily business. Using a minimum of techno-jargon and a liberal amount of patience and understanding Chris enjoys helping REALTORS® understand as much as possible about all things tech.
When Chris isn’t developing or delivering course he enjoys spending time with his wife Jenny, son Josh and step-daughter Kaylin. Together they enjoy going to the beach, playing video games, going for walks, miniature golfing, bowling, going to Disneyland and traveling.
When Chris is on his own he enjoys working out (when he has the energy), as well as catching a good movie, reading a good book on his iPad, and learning as much as possible about all new technology. To this day he still develops and works on screenplays when he has a free moment, he still hopes to one day see his name in the marquee next to Steven Spielberg’s.