Chris is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 1994. Prior to that he worked for Commerzbank AG, Atlanta Agency for over five years. He received his Master of International Business Studies (MIBS) from the University of South Carolina and graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee University. A lifelong member of Easley Presbyterian Church, he is also an Elder, Church Treasurer, and former Chairman of the Diaconate. He is a member and Past President of the Easley Rotary Club, a Past Chairman of Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation and a Past President of The South Carolina Funeral Directors Association. His community involvement includes being a member of the Tri-County Technical College Foundation Board and the CCES Board of Visitors.