Originally from rural Iowa, Chris spent much of his youth outdoors working side-by-side with his father on a multi-property homeowner association. A Midwestern work ethic along with his outdoor roots eventually took him to Ketchikan, Alaska, in 2007 to work as a zip-line tour guide. In 2012, Chris moved to Rhode Island to work for a small tree removal business until finally finding his niche in central New York, doing residential and commercial landscaping and hardscaping. In 2014, he decided to move to Minnesota as to be closer to family and friends. He began working as an assistant manager at the Patio Town store in Oakdale and then became manager at the VERSA-LOK Contractor Sales Yard, where he enjoyed working with homeowners and contractors on their projects. When a position opened up as a field superintendent for Villa Landscapes, he jumped at the opportunity to have even more involvement creating dream yards. Chris lives in White Bear Lake and stays busy working on an array of stone, paver, carpentry, sculpture and home projects.