Chris comes from deep background of surfing, paddleboard racing and lifeguard competition in the US & Australia and has been part of the ULI family since 2007. He was the first person to race a SUP in the mainland US (Hanohano Ocean Challenge 2006) and competed on a custom ULI race board as an elite invitee at the first Battle of the Paddle in 2008.
Chris has collaborated with ULI Boards on several designs including the development of the Wiki Rail. Since then he has competed in dozens of ocean, river and surf events around the US on ULI Boards earning many podium finishes. Chris lives in South Orange County and works in coastal real estate sales, rentals, and property management.