Kris Kern served in the U.S. Navy for many years as a Hull Maintenance Technician. He also attended welding and firefighting school and graduated at the top of his class. While in the Navy, Kris attended the Universal Technical Institute of Automotive Repair where he received his ASE certification. After his enlistment was up, Kris decided to go into home construction for the next 15 years. In 2013, he began working at a commercial truck dealership as Head Mechanic and Service Manager. He has worked for Dan Caputo Co. since 2019 as a Facility Technician.