His passion for flying and technology started when he was a young child, where he grew up around aviation and flew around the United States in his Dad’s self refurbished Cessna 182. Currently Chris has over 20 years professional experience in the aviation business in both military and civilian applications.
His diverse background includes 5 years working avionics on AV-8B Harriers in the United States Marine Corps, deploying several times including to Afghanistan after 9/11. After leaving the military he moved onto a litany of different responsibilities at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, ranging from avionics to system and flight engineering, where he has worked on a variety of aircraft including the F-22 Raptor, C-130J, U-2 Dragon Lady and eventually moving onto one of the coveted system engineering positions at the highly classified and infamous Lockheed Martin Skunk Works.
Finishing his professional degree from Embry-Riddle in 2006 where he graduated with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and then moved on to a Masters program in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering, he has advanced in every capacity he has ever held winning multiple coveted awards in the industry to include a NOVA award in 2010, which is currently the companies highest honor.
In addition to all of this, Chris also stated a successful engineering consultation firm in 2014 where he and his associates have helped with many large and small scale engineering projects. He has worked in a very diverse array of capacities including rapid prototyping, system analysis and improvement, educational enhancement programs, and simulation/automation development.