Chris’s journey to becoming a physical therapist took a curving path rather than a straight one. He was born in Davis, California and went to college at UC Santa Cruz. His love for the natural world led him to pursue a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. However, he soon discovered the human body and mind also fascinated him, resulting in an additional major in Neuroscience. While these areas of study satisfied his intellectual curiosity, he found himself wanting a career where he could more directly interact with and help people in their daily lives. After shadowing various professionals, he realized a career in physical therapy best balanced these desires while continuing to build on an education rooted in science. Five years later (after a “brief”, two-year stint teaching English in Spain), he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from San Diego State University.
In his free time, Chris enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and all things active (including soccer, running, basketball, surfing, volleyball, tennis, rock climbing, hiking and more) further fueling his drive to help everyone live healthier, more active lives.
He believes in the collaborative, interdisciplinary approach towards rehab, fitness, and wellness that Catalyst offers, and is excited to add his unique background and diverse experiences to the Catalyst team!