Chris Allen is an Arizona native. He is a graduate of Mesa High School and Arizona State University. He is a U.S Navy veteran from the Vietnam era, where is served as a helicopter crewman.
Chris and his wife Debbie live in Mesa and are the parents of four children and thirteen grandchildren (more expected). His family has been in the insurance industry for many years, and Chris has worked as a consultant in the securities industry for the past 25 years.