Healthcare Strategist, NextGeneration Benefits Advisor, Author
Chris has over ten years of experience in the insurance industry and is the founder of Group Benefit Solutions (GBS). Based in Tacoma, GBS is an employee benefits consulting firm that specializes in helping employers streamline human capital processes with innovative technology solutions, enhance employee engagement with a personalized open enrollment, and create a sustainable healthcare strategy by combining expert specialists to manage the healthcare supply chain with measurable results.
Chris has been interviewed for stories appearing in US News & World Report, Self Magazine, Moneyish.com, Clutch.co, Employee Benefit News, and Benefits Pro.
Chris is originally from Tacoma and received his BA from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman (Go Cougs!). He is the president of the South Puget Sound NAIFA chapter, a member of the South Puget Sound SHRM chapter, and was treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom for 4 years. Chris’ wife, Valerie is the owner of Natural Venom All-Stars, a competitive cheerleading gym in Tacoma that has won 2 international championships (2012, 2018). They reside in Steilacoom with their 3 beautiful children, Cara, Carly, and Luke
Phone: (253) 228-8336