Chris grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, but has lived in Benton for the last six years. He studied at UALR and earned both a B.A. and M.A. in Spanish. He is currently an associate 3rd grade teacher at Exalt Academy of Southwest Little Rock. When he's not running, Chris is planning his next Disney trip! He enjoys spending time with his wife Marliisa and their dogs Memphis and Vegas. Chris began running in early 2013 and his favorite race distance is the marathon. He currently serves as vice president of the Saline County Striders; his goals include qualifying for the Boston Marathon and becoming a running coach. Chris is passionate about running and loves sharing this passion with others!