An adventurous craft beer enthusiast, Chris keeps Rossland Beer Co’s bar stocked, organized, and sparkling clean. He loves working at the community hub in the supportive atmosphere his fantastic coworkers help cultivate.
After a 10-year hiatus from music, Chris now spends his free time playing drums in local rock band Disposable Income. When he craves fresh air and a hit of adrenaline, he’s either carving backcountry trails on his skis or pushing his quads to the max on his mountain bike.
Before moving to the West Kootenays from Ottawa with partner Mandi in 2020, Chris spent 20 years as a photojournalist, covering everything from international politics to sporting events; fun fact: Chris covered Super Bowl LII in 2018! With bylines from 19 countries and the 2011 National Newspaper Award for News Feature Photography among his career accomplishments, Chris now enjoys a slower-paced life with more time to focus on his passions and sip seasonal brews — Citra Sour in summer, Seven Summits Milk Stout in winter, and whatever IPA is on tap in between.