Turning a passion for dogs into a full-time, full-service business, Chris began My Favorite Pet Sitter in September 2003. Born and raised in Southern Indiana, he maintains a strong work ethic he grew up with. His first job was at 14 years old as a dishwasher in a Mexican restaurant in his hometown. He has worked ever since, including while earning a bachelor's degree in communication from DePaul University in Chicago in 2001. Chris wasn't allowed to have a pet when he was young but his sister convinced their family to get a dog when Chris was a teenager. That lead to a life of having either cats, dogs, or both.