Chris is a mother to two children, Jade and Kai, and wife to her husband, Scott. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) and Religious Studies (MA), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (BS, minor in Recreation).
Chris suffered a climbing fall in November of 2011, incurring many orthopedic injuries to her back, pelvis and leg, eventually resulting in a below-the-knee amputation. She continues to be an avid outdoors-woman who loves to hike, climb, kayak, camp and pursue adventures with her family.
Chris serves on various committees and boards, leads several public speaking engagements and retreat days throughout the year, and writes professionally. In addition, she coordinates the Midwest Adaptive Climbing Program in partnership with Adaptive Adventures, Adventure Rock in Pewaukee, and Boulders Gym in Madison. Chris is passionate about fostering the adaptive outdoor community in the Midwest and beyond.
Midwest Adaptive Climbing Program