Kris is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Sport Management. In addition to recreation athletics, his professional experience includes hospitality management, sport hospitality sales, coaching high school basketball, and collegiate game-day operations.
Kris serves on numerous committees including: Statewide Athletic Committee (SWAC) as Vice Chair, NCRPA Athletic Director’s Workshop Planning Committee, and the North Carolina Catastrophic Sport Injury Stakeholders Group. He is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) through the National Recreation and Park Association and a Certified Youth Sport Administrator (CYSA) through the National Alliance for Youth Sports.
Kris is the proud recipient of the prestigious North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association Young Professional Award; presented in 2019. The Young Professional Award recognizes outstanding leadership, services, and accomplishments to the profession and the community.