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     Raised in Colorado Springs, Chris embarked on a transformative chapter by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in 2008. Over the course of five years, he served with honor, undertaking multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan in 2009, 2010, and 2012. Chris's time in the Marines not only showcased his resilience and dedication but also laid the foundation for the values that would shape his future endeavors.

     Upon completing his service as a Non-Commissioned Officer, Chris transitioned to civilian life with a focus on making a positive impact in healthcare and social services. He began his post-military career as an Activity Assistant in a senior living community in California. Simultaneously, he pursued further education, earning certifications as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) and an Associates degree in Social and Human Behavior.

     Returning to his roots in Colorado Springs, Chris assumed the role of an Activity Director at Bonaventure, where his passion for enhancing the lives of others, particularly within the senior community, became evident. Alongside his professional responsibilities, Chris pursued higher education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), working towards a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology with a minor in counseling. This academic pursuit reflected his deep-seated interest in understanding human
behavior and a commitment to utilizing that knowledge to support and counsel others.

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