Chris is studying industrial technology at Shasta College, and
recently moved into his own place with a HUD voucher after living at the Good News Rescue Mission since March 2015. He is scheduled to graduate from the Mission’s New Life Recovery Program in October.
Christopher grew up in upstate New York and has previously lived in Utah and
Washington before moving to Redding in 2001. He previously worked as a truck driver and welder as well as managed his own landscape installation business. He is an avid outdoorsman and fisherman. He likes to give back by volunteering and sharing his
experiences with depression and substance use disorders with others who are struggling with the same conditions.
Depending on the audience, Chris' speeches can highlight the following topics: