Chris was born in Syracuse NY where he currently resides with his dog, Indy. He was introduced to a vegetarian lifestyle over 27 years ago and after learning all he could in the following years, he went vegan and has been for over half his life. In 2009 he created the popular YouTube cooking show, The Vegan Zombie. The goal was to incorporate his love of making short films and videos to promote veganism in a fun, exciting and educational way. A few years later, he and his business partner published their first cookbook, Cook and Survive, which was 100% fan funded. It has been translated to French and German. Since then, Chris has expanded his channel to include, lifestyle, travel, shopping on a budget videos and reviews to show people how easy a vegan lifestyle can be.