Chris was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA. In 1994 he started working for his family’s company Palace Art & Office Supply and Palace Business Solutions, a local business since 1949. He gradually worked his way up to shipping and receiving, delivery driver, customer care, outside sales and assistant warehouse operations manager. Chris Has 14 years experience as a professional bartender beginning in San Diego at the Omni La Costa in Carlsbad and then moving back to Santa Cruz to work for Costanoa as lead supervising bartender. After Costanoa Chris worked for Bartenders Unlimited in San Rafael, CA as lead event manager working with clients that included Google, VMWare, Facebook and Barracuda. Chris is very involved in the Santa Cruz community. He co-founded Envision831 LLC to promote awareness for local nonprofits and hosts three events each year to support local wineries, breweries, artists and musicians. As a fifth generation Santa Cruz local, Chris has extensive knowledge of the community and what each area of the county has to offer.
In his free time, Chris enjoys swimming, hiking, cooking, meditating, reading and spending time with friends and family.