Chris is a Public Health Advisor for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and currently serves as a Manager for Colorado’s State Immunization Program. He has worked at CDC since 2004 in various positions, including with the Influenza Division and with Emergency Preparedness and Response. Chris also worked for the Carter Center for two years on guinea worm eradication, and served with the Peace Corps for two years as a Community Health Worker in Togo, West Africa. Chris has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Emory University, and an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University (LSU).
Chris is married with two children, ages 4 and 7, and is an accomplished long-distance runner.
Chris started running in earnest while serving in the U.S. ARMY, Louisiana National Guard. Through undergrad, overseas deployments (including a race against a Navy SEAL Team in Central America), working & traveling in Africa, and the past 4 years in Colorado Chris has maintained a close connection with the running community now matter how large or small it may be.
As the founding member of the City Park Running Club he has branched into many sectors of the Denver running community. Chris launched the “Running Wahoos” club and captained it for two years. He has served on the Colorado Team for the Runners Roost in 2010 and 2011. And the largest community project reaching thousands of runners from all across the State is Chris’ annual 5K race, the “Mother’s Day 5K” held each year in City Park.
Chris’ many running achievements include two full marathons (Dallas, Denver), a dozen half-marathons, two triathlons, a 120 mile Endurance Race, a 175 mile relay, and countless other races in CO and around the Nation. He loves to tell stories to avid runners and beginners as well. Feel free to ask him for maps before you travel…chances are he’s run there!