Chris is a native of Lebanon, Kentucky and a 1996 graduate of Marion County High School in Lebanon and a 1998 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana. He obtained his Kentucky Funeral Director and Embalmers license in 1999 and his Indiana Funeral Directors license in 2016. Chris has been married to his wife Mandy for over 16 years and they have two sons, Hunter Shields and Eli Hays. He attends Centertown Baptist Church and heavily involved with his son, Eli’s, sports activities. He is also an avid University of Kentucky and Cincinnati Reds fan.