Chris grew up on the north side of Youngstown and studied Classical Guitar Performance at Youngstown State University. He earned his undergraduate degree Summa Cum Laude from the Dana School of Music in 2009. While an undergraduate, Chris was hired at WYSU 88.5 FM as a student assistant, becoming a part-time employee in 2009. In 2010, Chris accepted full-time employment at the station.
Chris’s passion for music is rivaled only by his interest in technology. Outside of work, he enjoys exploring GNU/Linux and other free/open source software, and has recently received a certification in Computer Networking from YSU. He finds that his job at WYSU is a perfect fit, allowing him to address challenging problems in a relaxed atmosphere. Chris's favorite WYSU programs include Exploring Music, Fresh Air, Car Talk, Only a Game, and Marketplace.
In his free time, Chris plays in a folk/bluegrass band, teaches guitar, and occasionally runs long distances.