Chris has two degrees from the University of Washington, a Bachelor of Science degree in building construction and a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration. He graduated with honors. He is a former member of the Seattle University Board of Regents and Kidder Mathews board of directors. Presently Chris is a board member of Harbor Custom Development, Inc. (Nasdaq: HCDI).

Chris is a member at the Seattle Tennis Club and Broadmoor Golf Club. He served as membership chair for both clubs. Chris is a grandparent to Blaire.