Chris was born to a young white mother and a Puerto Rican father in Florida, but he was given up for adoption within a week of his birth. His adoptive father was in the military so his family moved many times while he was growing up. By the age of 20 Chris was building up to a pro-skating career in Las Vegas, Nevada. He had reached a level where he was in magazines he got to go places and never had to pay for anything, because he had sponsors. Even though Chris had reached a level where he was autographing magazines, the attention bothered him and made him feel uncomfortable.