Originally from Lynchburg, VA, Chris was awarded the prestigious Jefferson Scholarship to the University of Virginia. During his four years there, he earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering.

Following graduation in 1992, Chris spent eight years as a civil engineer, working in both the public and private sectors. He became licensed as a Professional Engineer and, at one time, was the youngest Professional Traffic Operations Engineer in the U.S. His work as a civil engineer eventually brought him to Houston in 1999.

As a civil engineer, Chris found that most of his time was spent working with numbers instead of people. He began to search for a new career that would not only allow him to work directly with people, but also provide him the opportunity to use his analytical and problem-solving skills.

His opportunity came in 2000 when, accepting the proverbial offer he couldn’t refuse, Chris joined his father-in-law in his financial planning practice. Since then, Chris has assisted Jim in all facets of the financial planning and investment management process with Jim’s clients while, at the same time, building his own clientele.

Chris has also continued his professional education, completing the Financial Planning Program at the University of St. Thomas in 2002. Later that same year, he passed the rigorous CFP® certification examination. In 2003, he received the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

In addition to continuing his own education, Chris has been active in providing financial and investment education classes to the public through the Lone Star College System.


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