Chris was born Christina Lynn Wenger in Washington, DC. She lived in the Maryland/Virginia area until the age of 11, when she moved to Fountain Hills, Arizona. She lived in and around Phoenix, Arizona until after highschool when she moved to Tucson, Arizona. After completing a degree in Wildlife Biology at the University of Arizona, she moved to Corvallis, Oregon where she persued a Masters degree in Geography. Chris has moved a great deal throughout her life and has lived in exotic places like Korea, Guam, Ireland, Alaska, Hawaii, and Okinawa, Japan. She currently resides in Lakewood, Colorado.

Chris is an avid traveler, her hobbies also include photography, camping, backpacking, hiking, scuba diving, Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), kayaking, canoeing, rafting, fishing, woodworking, sewing and a variety of other crafts.

She has had a varied work history including working at an aswering service; as an accountant and with auto insurance claims; working her way through college as a secretary; working as a dispatcher for an ambulance company; working with the US Military (Air Force, Navy, Marines); and as a Adjunct Professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She has been in her current field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for over 15 years now and currently works for the US Fish and Wildlife Service as their National GIS Coordinator

Chris is lucky to have friends the world over and is happy to meet new friends, too.