Growing up in Southern Indiana, Chris Enlow spent his youth swimming competitively, which continued at the collegiate level. Out of school, he traveled throughout the Western United States, and then landed a full scholarship to attend graduate school at Arizona State University where he studied Recreation Management. Still hungry for adventure, Chris served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria, overseeing a 30-mile trail restoration project. Back in the US, he worked in fundraising for a South Carolina-based non-profit. From there he raised funds for a non-profit in Falmouth, Jamaica. In the winter of 2006, Chris moved to Portland, Oregon and began working for KEEN in the areas of corporate philanthropy and product sustainability.