As a young child, Chris fell in love with those who save the day: first Superman and later the Ninja Turtles. With Rafael as his alter ego, he started drawing his heroes; he started drawing everything. In school he enrolled in every art class offered, and when he exhausted new courses, he took his favorites again. When it came time for college, he followed the direction of previous generations and enrolled in teacher education but quickly tired of the old guard’s stranglehold on creativity. He thought he’d rather wait tables than clip his artistic wings. Luckily, his restaurant career was short-lived as he quickly apprenticed to the legendary Jesse Smith and currently can be found plying his craft at Loose Screw Tattoo in Richmond, VA.