Chris Tatevosian grew up in Holliston, Massachusetts. After graduating from Holliston High School Class of 1979, Chris attended college in Vermont where he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1980. Upon graduation from Johnson State College in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and a minor in Chemistry, Tatevosian was employed by a fortune 100 pharmaceutical and nutritional company for seven years as a quality assurance chemical analyst.. During this period Chris received a graduate degree in adult education, from Trinity College. During the early '90s Tatevosian sought employment as an environmental chemist/staff scientist ultimately working as a corporate occupational safety and health coordinator. CMS continuing to worsen, Chris' marriage of ten years ended in 2002. Divorced with one stepson who lives in Vermont.