Hailing originally from the Dallas, Texas area, Kris moved to the Pacific Northwest at an early age. He spent his youth in Boise, Idaho where he attended high school and earned his B.S. in Biology from Boise State University. Kris has lived in many rural places in Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Oregon and has worked in the natural resources field for federal, state, and tribal governments. Most recently, he was in Burns, Oregon for seven years where he worked for the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the aquatic health program and the Burns Paiute Tribe as a fisheries biologist and program manager. He has also participated as a member on the Oregon Invasive Species Council.
Kris is an avid backcountry bow hunter and fisherman. He enjoys spending his free time exploring and sharing the experience with his wife and their three boys. He believes in playing an active role in his community through community service and is looking forward to contributing to the exciting things going on in Wallowa County. Kris is excited to join Wallowa Resources because of their commitment to connecting people, economics, and land stewardship in a way that provides lasting mutual benefit to both rural communities and natural resources.