Chris is a Captain, Instructor and a Human Factors content development expert for United Airlines. He began his aviation career in the U.S. Navy, serving first as a fleet pilot and then as an instructor in the F/A-18 Hornet. Chris deployed aboard the USS Independence during Operation Desert Shield. He also served aboard the USS Midway and the USS Carl Vinson.
Chris started his commercial career with United Airlines in 1996, and has served as a Flight Instructor on the B727, Airbus A320, and currently the B777. During his twenty-year tenure, Chris served as part of the Human Factors team that developed the airline’s industry leading Crew Resource Management performance model. Each year Chris is responsible for developing and delivering training for the airline’s 12,000 pilots and over 800 instructors/evaluators on the effective use and implementation of critical human factors skills.
Chris has a B.S. Degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle University, and has over 23 years of experience as an aviation instructor.
Chris lives in Evergreen, Colorado with his wife Julie. His daughter is a nursing student and his son is a student Naval Aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps. They enjoy skiing, biking, hiking, photography and music.