A multi-generation native of Pasco County, Chris grew up on a family farm. Chris attended the University of Florida, where he majored in Animal Science. Chris also earned a Master's degree and a PhD in Agricultural Education and Communication. Chris has served as a 4-H Agent in Hillsborough, Marion, and Gilchrist Counties, was the Associate State 4-H Program Leader for three years, and now serves as 4-H State Specialized Agent for Dairy/Animal Science. Chris lives in Archer, Florida with his family on a small cow-calf and vegetable operation.