“In everything I do, I endeavor to be a thoughtful professional seeking to make a profound impact in the world. Dedication, motivation, leadership, and teamwork are my values."
"I strive to consistently deliver a creative and personalized high quality approach to my work."
Chris was born in a small town to an immigrant family in West Michigan. From a young age, he was always interested in reading, writing, and perhaps one day becoming a farmer. As he grew older, his interests shifted towards becoming a marine biologist or an astronaut. Eventually he settled on a teaching career after a series of experiences studying history and German in Europe.
Today alongside his career as a broadcast and voice talent, Chris is finishing his PhD in London and still teaches from time to time. You can read about his academic work here.
His broadcast specialty is martial arts, although he has been involved with various projects over the years including other action sports and academia.
Chris started his life behind the microphone as a color commentator and analyst, although he has frequently served as play by play announcer or in a role as a presenter – and even an MC/host.
Alongside these duties, he continues to work as a voiceover talent for commercial, corporate, e-learning, and narration projects.
Chris has trained for many years in MMA, Muay Thai, Boxing, Catch Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – martial arts are one of his life passions. His broadcast resume includes television appearances in more than 160 countries, while also being featured on a number of leading internet mediums.
He has called Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, and MMA at the highest levels. What sets Chris apart is his in-depth knowledge of martial arts combined with a versatility to work in different roles. He is experienced in delivering fluid, intelligent, and engaging commentary.
In his free time, the Michigan native enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, playing guitar (he’s been a musician since the age of six), running, travelling, volunteering, motorsport, and of course studying martial arts.