Chris grew up in Rockville, Maryland and then studied optics at the University of Rochester, followed by physics at the University of Massachusetts. But life has brought him from the east coast all the way to Denver, Colorado! He has worked in the photonics world for 25+ years in various design, customer acquisition, and management roles. In his spare time he loves board games, chess, reading, soccer, running, cooking, and finding the best happy hours around town! But Chris especially loves his Saturday lunches with his son who CU Boulder art major. He adores his big, beautiful, diverse set of family and friends around America! Chris, who also goes by “Fish”, is excited to join the team at Padron and flex the creative muscles of his brain once again!