Chris graduated from the University of Florida in 1997 with a Master’s in Special Education.
He taught high school special education for 4 years. During the same time he helped establish a non-profit Americorps program that taught GED courses and auto repair to high school drop-outs. The cars that were repaired were given away to individuals coming off of public assistance (350 in 4 years). Chris completed his ABA course work under Dr. Martinez-Diaz and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2001. He served as a behavior analyst for the Alachua County School District for 1 ½ years before moving to Kentucky to work at an ICF/MR under Department of Justice Review. Since leaving the facility in January 2006, he has provided community based services throughout the state of Kentucky as well as serving as a behavior analyst/consultant for the Columbus Organization. He started, Applied Behavioral Advancements, LLC in March 2007. In addition to providing services through the SCL Medicaid waiver, he has contracts for behavioral services and consultation with the state-run psychiatric hospital, an ICF/MR, Seven Counties Services (crisis and pre-crisis intervention), and Laurel County Public Schools. Chris’ experience includes working with individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities, autism, and/or psychiatric disorders. He prefers to work with individuals who engage in high magnitude/frequency physical aggression or self-injury.