Over the years, Chris has slowly migrated West. Born and raised in Iowa, his travels started in his teens when he transferred to a school in Missouri. From there he accepted a job as a tractor mechanic in Oregon so high-tailed it to Klamath Falls. Then, his wife, Judy, took a job in the Rogue Valley so, once again, Chris packed up and traversed another mountain range to land in his current location.
Since then, Chris’s work life has taken many incarnations but he’s spent most of his time in automotive sales. Now, he runs Butler Auto Group’s Rental department, setting customers up with vehicle rental packages that meet their needs. You’ll find him at Butler’s Ashland location Monday through Friday (although he will allow renters to return vehicles when he’s not working). “I love my job,” he says. “It keeps me busy and I get to see lots of people… and they’re normally happy! I even work for great people. This is a once in a lifetime job,”
When he’s not working Chris spends time with Judy and, whenever possible, their two grown kids and granddaughter. His hobbies include photography, bird watching, woodworking, and pampering his ’94 Mustang convertible, rumored to have been the first of its kind sold in the Rogue Valley.