Lead Financial Guide
NMLS # 182356
Chris is a proud Grand Forks native, graduating from UND with degrees in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. He spent 10 years at Citi as an AVP and has been with Alerus for over four years where he’s held various leadership positions and is currently the lead financial guide for the Alerus locations in the Grand Forks market.
In his current role, Chris leads, motivates and inspires a group of financial guides who provide holistic financial advice and services to clients throughout their entire financial journey. Chris is passionate about finding and developing future leaders in the organization and is a fierce advocate for the development of his team, oftentimes nudging them to try things that are outside of their comfort zone so they can grow!
Chris also specializes in working with small businesses in the region, helping them to innovate and expand their operations. Chris currently serves as a board member of the Downtown Development Association, and is passionate about developing the rich entrepreneur ecosystem in the region through involvement as a Chamber Small Business Committee member, 1 Million Cups Organizer, Startup Grand Forks Committee member, Startup Weekend Facilitator and working with UND annually as a Business Plan judge.
Chris lives in Grand Forks with his wife Marilee, and their two daughters. He understands the importance of work/life balance and spends time volunteering, reading, traveling, participating in martial arts, snowboarding and can even be found participating at dance class with his daughter!