Chris joined PayneWest Insurance in 2015 as a personal insurance account specialist in the Medford office. Chris grew up in Lindale, Texas, (where aside from sports) he took a big interest in the wine industry. He is a self-proclaimed "cellar-rat" as he worked at a winery for five years before moving to Washington State's Columbia Valley. After deciding to keep wine as a personal interest, Chris joined the insurance industry in 2012. He holds a variety of experience in the insurance industry which includes personal, commercial and benefit insurance. He is highly motivated to help his clients, colleagues and community in Southern Oregon. Chris is passionate about education and served on the board for The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia and was a volunteer elementary school tutor. Chris enjoys community involvement, a variety of sports and never shies away from a good food challenge -- his current personal record is 20 tacos in 30 minutes.