Chris was born and raised in the Sioux City Area. After graduating from South Sioux City High School, Chris attended the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and political science. Chris played quarterback and wide receiver for the Cougar football team. Chris went on to receive his law degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law.
After law school Chris joined a law firm in Aberdeen, South Dakota, where he primarily practiced civil litigation. In 2016, Chris was elected as the Brown County State’s Attorney in Aberdeen. During his time at the Brown County State’s Attorney’s Office, Chris successfully prosecuted several homicide cases. Chris also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of South Dakota.
Chris is licensed to practice law in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Chris now resides outside of Jackson, Nebraska with his wife and four children. When not working, Chris enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, archery hunting, and watching college football.