Christian was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating high school in 2007, Christian joined the Marine Corps and shipped off to boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina. He then completed infantry training and the Basic Reconnaissance Course before being stationed at Camp Schwab, Okinawa. Christian spent four years on active duty, spending the bulk of his time in various countries around Asia with 3rd Recon Battalion. He also served a year at 2nd Recon Battalion before honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal.
Upon leaving the military, Christian enrolled at The Ohio State University and studied Political Science and History. He became active in the veteran community during his undergrad, ultimately becoming a founding member of the Recon and Sniper Foundation after observing the need for a close-knit team-based organization that could respond to the needs of former service members struggling to successfully navigate post-military life.
After graduating with his Bachelor’s degree, Christian accepted the Trustee’s Merit Scholarship and began his most recent challenge of obtaining a J.D. from Capital University Law School. He is currently in his third and final year, and has experience working in criminal defense, personal injury, and domestic relations law, as well as working for a U.S. Senator from Ohio.
In his free time, Christian enjoys studying politics, reading, hunting, target shooting, and working out. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, Halie. Together, they have a husky named Raider, and two cats, Achilles and Athena.