Kris has always taken the well-being off his family and community to heart. Born and raised in Selkirk, Kris started his life-long devotion to community efforts at the age of twelve by volunteering in a seniorís centre. Since then he has dedicated more than half of his life to youth sports, and community initiatives throughout Selkirk, St. James and North Winnipeg.
Kris graduated from Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive High School in 1996. He continued his community involvement by working with children and adolescents through Oshkabewis Wakiagun Aboriginal Headstart, the Selkirk Friendship Centre, Manitoba Child and Family Services and the St. James Assinibioa School Division.
Kris also worked for the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada as a Communications Assistant prior to attending the University of Winnipeg to work towards a degree in Education.
Kris has been active in the Winnipeg North area as a athlete and a coach. After an illustrious career with the North Winnipeg Nomads Football Club, Kris continued his positive influence as a coach for Winnipegís North West Stars AA hockey organization. Aside from sports Kris has been a strong supporter and volunteer for the Lions Foundation of Canada Walk for Dog Guides and helped raise tens of thousands of dollars to train Assistance dogs for those in need.
In the spring of 2003, Kris and his wife Patricia became the proud parents of their first child, Donovan Gerard. Together they proudly call the Maples district of North Winnipeg home.