Chris is from Bowie, Maryland and joined Plant Specialists in May 2016 after graduating from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture. His successful college career yielded awards and a recognition in SustainableUMD magazine for his downtown Columbia lakefront master plan. As a designer, Chris is interested in bringing nature into cities with a creative and functional approach. Chris also studied abroad in New Zealand and he spent time investigating how culture helps shape landscapes. During his free time he enjoys running and hiking; he is also a fan of street and modern art.