Chris comes from a whitewater kayaking and rafting background where he worked as a guide/instructor for 11 years. He found himself looking for a more fulfilling path in life and picked up paragliding. He has been traveling the world competing in Race to Goal Competitions when he isn’t in Santa Barbara running Eagle. It was obvious that as Chris progressed as a pilot he would one day want to teach and be more involved.  He was the operations manager at Eagle Paragliding, and ran our brick and mortar shop in Santa Barbara.  His background organizing multiple rafting trips daily helped with the paragliding logistics he managed at Eagle. He recently started his own paragliding company Convergence Paragliding.  We need more leaders like Chris offering continuing education. He is a true team player, and is always there showing everyone what community is all about. He still works with Eagle at the flight park, our local mountains, clinics, and tours. He will be starting a a family in 2024 with his partner Nat. We are really happy for everything that lies ahead with Garcia.

Skills – Management and Logistics, Cross Country, Tandem Instruction(soon), Presentations, Glider Trimming, Glider Repair, Reserve Repacks, Inspection and Maintenance.