Christian was born in Mexico and moved to Durango when he was fifteen years old. He went to Durango High School and Fort Lewis College. For two years he lived in New York City while studying at NYU. His previous jobs before Manna were at San Juan Basin Public Health and Axis Health System, where he worked as a Bilingual Health Promoter and Outreach Specialist. During his free time, Christian likes to read, exercise, and write. Currently he is working on a novel. One of his personal goals is to eventually have a Siberian Husky.