Chris is a self proclaimed plantaholic. He is 26 years old and grew up in Seattle, WA. He studied atmopheric sciences at the University of Washingon with minors in geology and environmental science. His first SCA position was in Idaho where he was tasked with searching for whitebark pine trees during the summer of 2010. He joined the Grand Canyon Revegetation team with anticipation to learn desert restoration techniques and desert plant ID. He plans on using these experiences to help enhance his career opportunties and narrow his area of study for graduate school. Chris is an avid hiker, and has planned multiple backpacking trips here at The Canyon and other near by parks. He enjoys the outdoors, running, and cycling. One of his goals is to cycle the Pan-American highway form Purdhoe Bay, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, South America starting next summer.