Chris began his welding career as and commercial hardhat diver in 1999 after graduating from Seneca College in King City Ontario. Chris worked as a diver in the oil, gas and marine construction industry specializing in underwater welding, construction, salvage and ships husbandry. After a decade Chris joined the Canadian Coast Guard serving as a vessel repair technician at a marine engineering maintenance facility in Sydney BC. Chris operated a welding and fabrication shop tasked with the repair of aluminum fast response search and rescue vessels; namely the MLB 47s. During this time Chris also worked with Ocean Sciences Canada welding and fabricating on numerous projects and participating in several maintenance programs. In 2012 Chris turned his attention back to the oil and gas industry and formed Epitaph Welding Ltd,where he now devotes his time.