Chris served in Jamaica from 2007-2009 as a community development specialist. Based in the town of Glengoffe, Chris advised a local civic group and implemented a string of projects in agriculture, small business development, environmental engineering, and rural water supply. During the second year of his service, Chris partnered with agricultural extension officers communities across NE St. Catherine parish, helping farmers organize into functioning groups and embark on similar projects. He also acquired a cat.
Chris moved to DC in 2010 and joined a congressional office as a legislative fellow, overseeing a portfolio including international development and LGBTQ civil rights. He found RPCVs in many other offices in the House and Senate and co-founded the Peace Corps Congressional Staff Association. He became involved with the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, D.C. (RPCV/W) and oversaw fundraising efforts for the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Event at Arlington National Cemetery.
Chris joined the Board of RPCV/W in 2011 as Development Director and became Communications Director in 2012. He was elected President in 2015 and served until 2018. When Friends of Jamaica was rekindled in 2015, Chris joined as Treasurer and shifted to Membership Director in 2018. In 2021 he became Vice President.