Kris grew up in Greenville, South Carolina playing baseball, football, and soccer. He played first base and right field in baseball, and defensive tackle for the football team. After graduating high school he attended college at Geneva College to study sports management and business. While at Geneva he was the president of the Human Resources Club, treasurer of the Business Club, and captain of an intramural Ultimate Frisbee team. His passion in life is working with youth sports programs of all kinds. His favorite quote is “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary” –Vince Lombardi.