Chris was born and raised in Rotorua. He is married to Debbie and has two children. Chris has been employed as a draughtsperson with BSK Consulting Engineers since 1996. He has a NZCE (Civil) qualification completed in 1997. In addition to draughting, he is involved in subsoil and site investigation work. Previous to working at BSK, Chris worked as a draughtsman for another engineering consultancy in Rotorua.