Chris grew up in a small town in Alberta. He learned at an early age how to numb the effects of childhood sexual & mental abuse with drugs, alcohol and pornography. After 17 years living this way, he found that a decision had to be made: either continue spiraling down the path of destruction, or completely change the way life was done. On April 29th, 1998 he quit drugs and alcohol but hung onto the porn addiction for another 13 years.
In 2011 Chris began to volunteer as a cook at the Journey, a weekend retreat for women effected by sexual exploitation and drug addiction. Through the stories he heard and by the grace of God his heart changed. He understood more fully the devastating effects of pornography and began using the truths he had learned in the 12 steps of AA to heal his mind. The road of healing had begun and continues to this day.
Chris and Kimberly have been married for 17 years and are very involved in their community as local business owners and strong advocates for ending sexual exploitation and demand in Canada.