After NCC, Chris attended UCLA and apprenticed at Westwood Music before returning to Nazareth to work in the C.F. Martin guitar factory and learn about its operations. He is the chairman and CEO of the world-renowned C.F. Martin & Co., the sixth generation of Martin family members to run the 150 year-old business. Chris is recognized as one of the Lehigh Valley's leading philanthropists, serving the community at various levels.