Chris is a 5th generation Texan and grew up in Manchaca, about 25 minutes northeast of Wimberley. He spent his summers exploring swimming holes such as the Blue Hole, Little Arkansas, and the Blanco River – wherever our friends would let us drop in. A veteran of the US Marine Corps, Chris served as an Amphibious Assault Vehicle Crewman, Marksmanship Instructor, and Embassy Guard where he served in Jerusalem and Tallinn, Estonia. He holds a BA in History from the University of Texas at Austin with a minor in Arabic and holds several professional trade licenses/certifications: Texas Master Electrician, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners Professional Solar Installer, Ubiquiti Wireless Broadband Wireless Admin, and several OSHA certifications. Chris has been invited to lecture on Photovoltaics to the City of Houston, the City of McAllen, the Gulf Coast Chapter IEC and the Texas Real Estate Inspectors Association.