His wife Tammy, and his daughter Allison and son Gregory all live in the Raleigh area of North Carolina. OH...and you cannot forget to mention his cat, Snip, who is like a little buddy. Always in the room, but you may or may not see him. When guests arrive, though, Snip is there at the door to greet them. Sitting patiently until the new arrival acknowledges he is there, then he stays in whatever room the most humans are inhabiting.

Scouting is still a very large part of his life, especially teaching new adults the skills needed to not just survive in the great outdoors, but to reinforce the way they need to be taught to be the leaders of tomorrow. Chris has just received his Doctorate in Commissioner Science from the Atlanta Area Council of the BSA.  Camping is a great way to decompress and gain insight into what is hidden in the inner recesses of the mind. Nature has a way of bringing all things into clarity; even when you spend all night arguing with a 50 pound raccoon over the left over cobbler in the Dutch Oven, the same Dutch Oven you said you would clean up in the morning.

To that end he took on the role of Scoutmaster for the troop at his church. Life as a Scoutmaster is a lot different than life as an Assistant Scoutmaster, people expect you to act like an adult. Oh well, too bad! After a few years he stepped aside and let someone else fill the Scoutmaster role, but still wanted to be involved in Scouting. So, he became a Unit Commissioner helping Packs and Troops succeed, learn, and grow. He also attended the Wood Badge course in 2006, and was honored to be asked to be on staff for a course. Where he was the Eagle Troop Guide, a role when you guide the patrol, the participants, to learn and grow. This is where his passion is.....

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