Christian has been in the social services field for over 15 years, spending the last 12 years in addiction treatment. He is a graduate of the Rutgers School of Social Work and is dually licensed as a clinical social worker and clinical alcohol and drug counselor. Christian has experience as a primary therapist, program coordinator and clinical director working in detox, residential and outpatient treatment programs serving adolescents, young adults, adults and first responders.

Christian is an associate member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), a certified substance abuse professional (SAP) by the Department of Transportation, an approved clinical supervisor by the New Jersey Board of Social Workers and an approved Recovery Coach Academy trainer. In his role as CEO, Christian is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the residential and extended care programs at Pinelands.