Chris is the youngest of five daughters, born and raised in Utah and the only one who followed her father’s career in the printing business. She is currently an employee at South Dakota State University’s printing services department. Her husband, Wayne grew up on the family’s dairy farm, and purchased and ran it for most of his life, ending his career as a maintenance and custodial worker at SDSU and the local high school. He has since retired and works part time as the custodian for First Reformed Church in Volga where he and Chris have been members for 47 years. They have three adult children who live within a fifty-mile radius of home. Chris and Wayne enjoy gardening and cooking together and taking care of their acreage outside of Bruce, SD.