Christopher received his B.S. Microbiology from U.C. Davis in 2003. Afterwards, he worked as a Bioprocess Manufacturing Technician for Genentech in San Francisco, and as a Lead Microbiologist for Heinz Frozen Foods. In 2012, he received his M.B.A. from Idaho State University, and in the following year entered the Business Ph.D. program at the University of Utah with an emphasis in Finance.