Chris is a 2006 graduate of Shorewood High School in Shoreline, Washington. Chris started playing baseball for Richmond little league and was an all-star several years. At Shorewood High school he pitched and won his first varsity game his freshman year and in his sophomore year he threw a one hitter, the following year threw the first no-hitter in school history. He was co-captain his senior year and lettered all four years earning the four-year letter award.
Chris played four summer seasons with a Connie Mack Select 18U level team, Washington Bankers Baseball Club, as one of their starting pitchers. Chris got to compete with some of the top talents in the west coast. While playing for the banker’s baseball club, Chris was scouted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization.
Recently, he attended Everett Community College and has been a relief pitcher for the last two years. In 2010 the Everett community college Trojans ended the season with the second best record in a very competitive NWACC north division but the season got cut short losing in the championship game to go to the NWACC tournament. In 2011 the Trojans also got second in league but won the tournament earning #1 seed to the NWACC tournament only to lose the first two games in a two game elimination tournament.
Chris has learned that hard work, respect for the game instills a strong commitment and a positive attitude whether in or out of the lineup and has led to his passion for the game. He has always enjoyed working with kids and helping them learn the basic fundamentals of the game and more importantly making them better on and off the field. He has led several group lessons, clinics and private pitching and hitting lessons for the School of Baseball and helped coach with the Seattle select baseball club. He received his degree in Associates in Arts at Everett Community College and plans to attend a four year college to pursue his bachelor's degree.