Upon graduating from high school, Chris joined the Air Force and during his time in the air force he also worked for the sheriff’s department as a correctional officer from 1998 until 2001.
Chris began his career as a Court Services Coordinator after his time working for the sheriff in 2001. In this position he works for an alternative sentencing program, which was started in 1998, placing those on probation and parole in various community service projects throughout Bristol County. He loves this position, as he is able to help in the rehabilitation of those trying to piece their life together after their trials.
In 2015, Chris has started up Guns of Mass, an online classified site for responsible, law-abiding gun owners to sell and trade firearms, advocate for gun rights, and network. Amidst the political climate, he feels it is important to protect the rights of gun owners who are upstanding citizens just intending to protect themselves and their families.
Most recently, he has partnered with the New Bedford Guide, hosting his own weekly show which discusses politics, different hardships that face our community, highlights the great things that are happening in New Bedford, while speaking with those making an impact in the community. Hopes to educate the community on politics while trying to help people through the people he brings onto the show.
Faces of New Bedford is a project by Colton Simmons. If you are interested in booking a shoot or getting prints from the series email all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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