Cris is a loving husband and a dedicated father to his wife, Kristi, and his four children, Matt, Jake, Josh, and Jessie. He grew up in the small, central Texas town of Luling, where he learned at an early age the importance of family, a tight-knit community, and treating people with respect and empathy.
Cris earned a BBA at Texas Tech University in Information Systems in 1988 and an MBA form The University of Texas in Arlington in 1993. At Texas Tech, he was the President of his Faternity, Lambda Chi Alpha. He was also a member of "Goin' Band from Raiderland". After graduating from Texas Tech, he married his college sweetheart, Kristi Kelley (Hall).
Also in 1988, Cris was hired by General Dynamics Corporation, in Fort Worth, Texas, as a computer programmer on their F-16 Fighter Jet project. In 1990, Cris accepted employment as a Senior Programmer for Radio Shack Corporation. In 1993 he was hired as a Senior Programmer/Analyst at The BNSF Railway Company, and has enjoyed many positions with progressively more responsibility. Cris is currently an Information Technology Architect with BNSF Railway.
For Cris, his proudest moments have been the birth of each of his four children, and each milestone they have reached on their way to becoming fine youngsters in the community. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and church, and SCUBA diving. Cris has dedicated himself to helping children and their families who have undergone hemispherectomy surgeries. His dream is to see The Hemispherectomy Foundation grow in strength so that no child's needs, or their family's needs, go unattended.
Read about Cris's daughter, Jessie.