Thom has been with Checkered Flag about 20 years and has been at Honda, VW, Hyundai, Budget Blvd, BMW, and now MINI! When not at work, you can find him at DD or Starbucks where him and his dog Koa enjoy coffee and pup cups. Born in Maryland, so of course he roots for the Birds of Baltimore, both the Ravens, and the Orioles, slowly becoming a Nats fan as well. Off time may include a bourbon and the occasional cigar from his deck overlooking the Lynnhaven River. Most all the family resides in California now, so one day a relocate to San Diego or San Fran will happen! Openly addicted to Podcasts, driving to and from Checkered Flag lets him catch up on daily events, history, or a good murder mystery.
Thom can wiggle his ears, yay
Still loves Fuji apples the best
Daughter, Step Son, and Step Daughter graduated from the triangle of UVA, JMU, & VCU
Favorite zip line was down Blackcomb Mountain in British Columbia
Somehow likes Nickelback
Strongly believes InstaPot and AirFryer saved him from a life of eating out.
Chris returned to Checkered Flag after a 5-year sabbatical, moving down the boulevard from his original Hyundai/Volkswagen location to living the highline life down at BMW/MINI. He can usually be found at a music or record shop in his spare time or enjoying some of the best restaurants in the area. As a fan of both the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks, he often dreads the fall/winter, although Dez did, in fact, catch it.
Chris is often mistaken for Jack Black
Was once in a band, Blackbeard’s Delight, and has played guitar since middle school
Has seen Matchbox Twenty over twenty times, over twenty years, and across the USA
Will retire off of his Taylor Swift record collection
One-upped Thom Coyle by actually seeing Nickelback in 2004
Believes the Nintendo 64 was the greatest gaming system, and that GoldenEye should be preserved in the Library of Congress