Christian was born in the Bay Area and raised in Orange Co., California as the oldest of five children. After attending Servite High School in Anaheim, Ca. he went on to play football on full scholarship at the Univ. of Wyoming and then at Ball State University where he earned a degree in 1991 in Journalism with a photojournalism specialty. From there he went to Italy where he coached football in Turin and worked as a waiter in the coastal town of Finale Liguria during the off season.
In 1993 Christian returned to the States and landed in Washington, DC where he quickly turned an internship at Potomac Communications into his first job in television at a small public affairs network called National Empowerment Television. In 1995 he moved on to Conus Communications. It was here that he helped create and produce news stories for affiliates around the country. Conus specialized in covering local angles on national stories as well as providing live reports from big breaking news stories. Christian traveled to Bosnia with Conus in 1994 to interview peace keeping troops for their stations back home. He also helped provide live and late breaking reports from hurricanes and other national stories.
In October of 1996 he took a job with the Fox News Channel during the launch of the network. He worked in DC for one year and then in the Los Angeles Bureau from 1997-2000, covering everything from the White House to the Columbine High School tragedy to the Oscars.
In the summer of 2000 Christian left Fox to start Z Force Productions. His work has taken him all over the world and provided him a wealth of production experience.
Z Force Production Clients include Fox News Channel, NBC News, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, NFL Network, ESPN, PBS documentaries, CNBC, BET, Telemundo, Americas Most Wanted, BBC, as well as many corporate clients. Christian also covered the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics for the international host broadcaster.
In March of 2003 he was an embed with the U.S. Marine Corps during the invasion of Iraq. He started with the 3rd LAR in Kuwait and rode with them to the outskirts of Baghdad where he then walked into Baghdad with the 2/23 reservist infantry battalion. He has since returned to Iraq an additional 10 times as well as Afghanistan three times to cover events in theater. His travels have also taken him to the West Bank; The Lebanon-Israeli border to cover fighting; Mexico City for a visit by the Pope; the World Series; sit down interviews with heads of state and major newsmakers; as well as many days spent at the White House and Capitol Hill in Washington, DC covering news of the day. These are but a few of the unique opportunities that Christian has had the opportunity to cover as a videographer.
In recent years Christian has expanded skills by working on the art of storytelling. He was part of a team that provided short form docs on a weekly basis for the Notre Dame football team and he has worked in the corporate world helping organizations feature their brand and culture with solid pieces that tell dynamic stories. In addition to becoming a great storyteller with the camera he has also strengthened his production and post production skills so as to maximize the potential that video provides to his clients. This includes the ability to successfully webcast three camera productions for several organizations.