Chris has a Masters of Science in Computer Science from The University of Akron; his thesis explored novel applications of well understood computer vision algorithms ("Text Line Extraction Using Seam Carving"). In addition to mathematically proving his thesis, he also implemented it as a mobile application which could run in near real time. Chris blends deep computer science knowledge with over twelve years of practical software engineering experience. He architects quality software solutions which are technically sound and maintainable, economically efficient, and environmentally conscious. Chris' undergraduate education combined computer science with history and the social sciences, and he uses that perspective to analyze problems in holistic and humanistic ways. The values Chris holds have influenced the mission of the companies he has helped found (Rusty Patched Software, Skiplist, more to follow).
Not only is Chris a technical leader, he is also a leader in his community. He is dedicated to giving back to the greater Akron, Ohio area. Chris volunteers with the local Rotary club (Club President, 2018-2019), is on the local YMCA advisory board (2018-present), and volunteers with local Boy Scout (BSA) organizations.
When he is not working or volunteering, Chris enjoys spending time with his family and friends. They enjoy backpacking, biking, climbing, hiking, and soccer. When time allows, he also pursues his own hobbies of photography, fixing old cameras, brewing (well, mead making, really), and reading.