Chris began his career in financial services in Phoenix, Arizona, with the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. In 1998, he moved back to his hometown of Albuquerque to join the Cates Team. Chris is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. Chris is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, as well as a Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM. Chris focuses on all areas of wealth management, including retirement, investment, education, insurance and estate planning. Chris also specializes in working with business owners in establishing and managing employer-sponsored retirement plans. Away from work ,Chris enjoys snow skiing, golf, and is an avid sports fan. He also enjoys being involved in the Albuquerque community, and has spent many years serving as a board member of various non-profit organizations. Most importantly, Chris loves spending time with his wife, Lauren, and daughters, Reily and Addison.