from Washington State, and Christl, from Bavaria, were married
in Germany in 1986. Chris is a Software Test Engineer at Microsoft,
where he has worked since 1991. Christl is a homemaker and preschool
teacher. They have four children adopted from Korea and India.
The family lives on a small hobby farm in Duvall, WA where they
produce much of their own food. They work a large garden and raise
chickens, turkeys, pigs, and a steer or two, in addition to their
wonderful sheep. Chris’ hobbies include shepherding and
farming, playing French horn and Alphorn, playing soccer, teaching
Sunday school and reading. Christl enjoys gardening, cooking,
spinning, knitting and other fiber arts.