Chris was a Drake University English major and attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago.
Before joining the Midwest team, Chris worked at a company specializing in research, breeding, marketing and distributing plants for five years as Perennial Plant Specialist. Chris also worked for eight years at The Natural Garden Inc. in St. Charles, IL, as Wholesale Manager. At Midwest, Chris specializes in perennials. She has been a member of The Perennial Plant Association for 20 years and serves on the Nomenclature Committee.