Prior to joining Capitol Strategies (which merged with Crossroads Strategies in January of 2017), Chris served as a Vice President at Denny Miller Associates for three years, where Chris handled a variety client interests in energy, homeland security, Indian affairs, tax, and trade. Chris previously spent a decade on Capitol Hill – in both the House and the Senate. Most recently, Chris served as Chief of Staff to Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA), current Chairman of the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee. As Capitol Strategies’ Republican strategist, Chris’ contacts and connections within the House leadership, House and Senate Committee leadership and rank-and-file Republican Members of Congress are second-to-none. He started with Representative Reichert as Legislative Director, where he was the Representative’s principal adviser for energy and trade policy and staffed the Congressman on the Homeland Security and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees.
Chris began his career with Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR) and Senator Tim Hutchinson (R-AR), before serving as Legislative Assistant to Representative Jennifer Dunn (R-WA) and Senior Legislative Assistant to Representative Gary Miller (R-CA). Chris received a Master of Business Administration from the Carson College of Business at Washington State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from Oregon State University.