Family businesses are driven by long term vision and by the values behind the business. A family business is not for the next year, it is for the next generation, and we see that as a strength. Our family shares the same core values and we are passionate about sports and the services we provide. In any good family business, there are firm guiding principles carried from one generation to the next, ours are the commitment to Service, Expertise and Integrity.
Born and raised in a rural farming community in Northwest Iowa, Chris was a four-sport athlete in high school and achieved All-State honors in football and track & field. After completing high school, Chris attended Kansas State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science and was a member of the Kansas State Football Team. While playing at K-State, Chris was a three-year varsity letter winner and participated in the Aloha, Holiday, Cotton and Fiesta Bowls. After earning his degree, Chris moved to Southern California with his new wife Kristin and stayed deeply involved in the sports industry by working for the San Diego Chargers, San Diego Padres, Callaway Golf Company and Shimano Corporation. Chris is an active trail runner, swimmer, cyclist and golfer.
Like her husband Chris, Kristin was educated and raised in rural Northwest Iowa. Throughout high school, Kristin was an active athlete, participating and earning all-district honors in volleyball and softball. After completing high school, Kristin went on to play collegiate volleyball at Waldorf College for two years. After earning her Associate Degree at Waldorf, Kristin transferred to Kansas State University to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree. From a very young age, Kristin knew she was going to be a teacher. Her education and career path have always focused on early childhood education. Along with classroom teaching, Kristin is a certified volleyball coach and was an assistant high school volleyball coach while completing her degree at Kansas State.
Over the past twenty years, Chris and Kristin have lived in seven different states, including a three year stay in Japan. While they enjoyed the adventure of living in so many unique places, California has always been home-base. Currently, Chris and Kristin reside in Orange County, CA with their daughter Paige who is an active club volleyball player. They also have a Golden Retriever named Kuma who plays the role of Chief Wellness Officer at Everlong Sports, ensuring everyone gets their daily dose of laughter and exercise.
As parents of a youth athlete, combined with their background in the sports industry, education and collegiate athletics, uniquely qualifies Chris and Kristin to advise your family through the sports coach and club selection process.
Our Guiding Principles and Commitment to You
- SERVICE - Everlong Sports is driven to provide exceptional service for our clients and for the Southern California sports and recreation community. We are dedicated to skillfully meet on our clients expectations through our passion and personal commitment to delivering above and beyond.
- INTEGRITY- As a family business built on personalized service, Everlong Sports acts with the highest ethics and the utmost honesty. We provide reliability to our clients and a deep knowledge built on experience and relationships in the local community.
- EXPERTISE - In everything we do, expertise is at the core of Everlong Sports. We know what we do well, and focus precisely on those things. We work tirelessly to expand the knowledge of the clients we serve. Our expertise is why we’re a trusted advisor, and will continue to be for years to come.