Chrissy was born and raised in Cooper City, Florida. At the age of 18 she decided to trade the sunny beaches of South Florida for the mountains of western North Carolina. While working towards a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Recreation Management at Lees-McRae, she spent much of her free time rock climbing, snowboarding, and hiking. While rock climbing is her greatest passion, she is continually searching for new ways to enjoy and grow in appreciation for the outdoors. In 2017, Chrissy began working for Northern Tier High Adventure, where she spent four summers and two winters leading wilderness expeditions travelling by canoe, cross-country skis, and even dogsled. Additionally, she has worked as a skiing and snowboarding instructor at Beech Mountain, NC.