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Chris was born & raised on a farm in western Minnesota near Chokio, MN. Graduated from Chokio High School, then attended Brown College for radio announcing, then attended Fergus Falls Junior College. Transferred and graduated from Moorhead State College/University with a Bachelors Degree in 1972. I also earned a Masters Degree in Education from Moorhead State University in Moorhead, MN.
Spent 5 years as a classroom teacher in Crookston, MN, teaching Industrial & Vocational Education. Spent another 5 years traveling Minnesota as a research & curriculum writer for Secondary & Post Secondary Vocational Programs.
Since 1982 I have also owned & operated several businesses. Currently, Founder, President / Co-owner of Aallways Associates, Inc., a Promotions Products Agency located in Shoreview, MN.
Married to Sue Rinkenberger, who is also involved in our business. Together we have 4 grown children with 4 Grandsons & 1 Great grandson. Member of North Heights Lutheran Church, active in a number of programs such as Alpha, Wings of Nutrition and men's groups, etc. Some of my hobbies include: riding my Harley motorcycle, gardening, lawn & yard work, refinishing furniture, spending time with grandsons, fishing, doing 5K Runs, pedal biking, working out at the YMCA, playing guitar, singing, reading, board games, cooking, helping out at Fishing for Life events and traveling.
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