Christian was born and raised on a 16-acre farm on the outskirts of Winston-Salem, NC. This is where he developed a passion for the woods and natural landscapes. He attended college in North Carolina at Elon University, where he was involved in the campus “Green” initiative and served as a volunteer coach with the Special Olympic swimming division. Christian went on to attend Pfeiffer University on a swimming scholarship where was a member of the Marines ROTC training program. In 2014, he graduated with a B.S. in Accounting. Since graduating, Christian has lived in six states and worked in several different industries. His accounting background is diverse with experience in auditing, costing, GL accounting, and financial reporting. In Christian’s spare time he enjoys playing sports, riding motorcycles, traveling around the world, and training in MMA.