Kris was born and raised in Long Grove, Iowa. From a young age, he was always interested in the changing weather.
Kris graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Meteorology. During his junior year, he worked an internship at a TV station in Davenport, Iowa. After graduation, Kris was hired at that station to update the station website and also to do fill-in work for the weather department. He was eventually promoted to Weekend Meteorologist and spent six years in that capacity. Kris then changed career paths and worked for an insurance company for seven years. He recently decided to get back into broadcasting the weather.
When Kris is not busy keeping up with the weather, he loves to spend his time outdoors, golfing, working out, and bowling. He has bowled several 300 games.