Chris began working with UVA Health in April 2021 and serves as the registered nurse at the UVA Student and Employee Health Wise Clinic. Chris says he has never worked with a better bunch of people and is really enjoying the clinic setting.

Chris grew up in Norton VA, which is just a few miles from the clinic. He worked at his dad’s business (rental properties) from the late 90s until becoming a registered nurse in 2018 at age 48. Before 2018, Chris worked at AT&T for 6 years doing relay calls for hearing and speech impaired individuals.

His first job in nursing was in a skilled nursing facility, primarily working with long-term vent residents, and occasionally, in the Memory Care unit. After that, he worked in home health as a visiting RN for almost two years covering four counties, luckily, while driving a company car!

Chris finished his education as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in 2016 and went straight to nursing school to earn his RN while working full-time. He has also completed his Associate Degree in Nursing and is close to earning his Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Chris loves animals and visiting his niece and nephew who also live in Wise. He also enjoys four-wheeling, going to movies (pre-COVID), and just about all sports.