Chris is a giant. Giant height, giant range, giant heart. At 6 foot 4, (6-6 when his mohawk is at its prime), Chris towers over many, yet is never intimidating. His warm and relaxed way puts others at ease. Even addressing a crowd of thousands, he seems like he is chatting with each person one-on-one. Chris is known for his resonant low notes, but he catches audiences by surprise with his soaring high notes. As The Exchange’s resident hipster, it’s hard to find Chris wearing something other than skinny jeans, flowing tops, and beanies. Raised in Virginia, Chris embodies the American melting pot: half black, half white, with a Latin-influenced upbringing. Chris learned at a young age to overcome life’s obstacles by turning to music as a guiding light; this ultimately led to conservatory operatic training and a degree in Voice Performance from Florida State University. His love for a cappella music and uncanny ability to connect with just about anyone led him to become an internationally sought after vocal coach, and eventually, a vocal producer on NBC’s The Sing-Off. Beyond music, Chris is a connoisseur of world culture. He picks up languages wherever music takes him, reads global news daily, and cooks fine world cuisine, to the delight of his kitchen-clumsy band mates.