Although born in Raleigh, Chris has called the south end of Wrightsville Beach home since early childhood when he found his love for the ocean and big surf. He has been an active member of the Wrightsville Beach surf community throughout his life and is dedicated to the growth and preservation of character in this unique area. Chris graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and joined the prestigious Dutch National Ballet, where he lived and worked in Amsterdam and travelled extensively throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. While living abroad, Chris began working for the startup company Airbnb to help launch what is now its largest and fastest growing European market. Chris has marketed a wide variety of luxury real estate listings through his photography in locations all over the world including the homes of prominent political figures in Washington, D.C., lush Hawaiian mountain-side ranches, historic antebellum B&B’s, urban-chic high rise condos in downtown Honolulu, and late seventeenth-century canal houses in Amsterdam. In addition, he has been commissioned to produce official travel guides for places such as Washington, D.C. and Oahu, as well as campaigns for tourism bureaus looking to rebrand their image in this highly visual and competitive market.
Chris has also led the imaging team at Living Social’s Washington D.C. headquarters. After marketing analysis of the 25 million emails sent daily in which his images were trialed directly against their stock photography, Chris’ commercial images had specifically resulted in significantly higher click-to-purchase rates. In return, multi-million dollar profits were realized for the company’s National Sales department.
Chris truly believes that real estate is a reflection of lifestyle. Whether an investment property or a dream home, he chose a career in real estate to have the opportunity to assist his clients in reaching their lifestyle goals. Having lived all around the world, Chris couldn’t imagine a better place to call home than Wilmington, NC. The combination of having grown up on Wrightsville Beach and having international experience makes Chris an excellent person to help you buy or sell your next home in this beautiful coastal North Carolina area!