Christian grew up in Hamer, Idaho—a rural farming community just 30 minutes north of Idaho Falls. As part of a farming family, he worked many seasons cultivating and harvesting wheat, barley, alfalfa, and the world-renown Idaho potato.
Prior to joining the City of Idaho Falls, Christian received a bachelor’s degree in public policy and administration with a data science minor from BYU-Idaho and a master’s degree in public administration from BYU’s Marriott School of Business. He also worked in local government positions for the City of Ammon, Idaho and the City of Orem, Utah.
At work, Christian values public engagement, collaboration, and innovation. In his free time, he enjoys entrepreneurship, volunteer opportunities, cycling, music, and theater.
As the Economic Development Administrator for the City of Idaho Falls, Christian looks forward to helping with the projects and challenges that lie ahead as Idaho Falls strives to imagine and realize a new vision for the community.