Licensed in Oregon
Chris was born and raised in The Dalles and his family roots run deep in the community. The Schanno name is documented in The Dalles back to the 1860s, when Charles Schanno owned and operated the Columbia Brewery.
After high school, Chris spent 4 years in Corvallis attending Oregon State and studying Political Science before becoming a Locomotive Engineer for BNSF Railway. He spent 9 years on routes along the Deschutes from Bend to Pasco.
Chris left his career with the railroad to help his father run the family farm, Schanno Ranches. Alongside his dad and siblings, Chris raises cattle and grows wheat and cherries. Chris' local knowledge is extensive, and includes experience with land use, development, investment and agricultural properties. He is excited to put that knowledge to work for others and their Real Estate needs.
Chris and his wife Kelsey have 2 children, one starting high school and one heading for college this fall at the University of Hawaii.
In addition to being a dedicated father and enjoying time with his family, Chris has helped coach baseball and football and currently serves on the Wasco County Planning Commission.