Chris Collins has been a local Kelowna resident since 1981 venturing away briefly on exchange to Mexico and to university. He graduated with a Master of Science degree in physiology which was research-based and resulted in publications in scientific journals. Upon completion of his graduate studies Chris travelled to Pomona, California to obtain a strength and conditioning certification (CSCS). Armed with this credential and his science background Chris established Okanagan Peak Performance to enhance both the enjoyment and performance of athletes in sport. More recently Chris has established and hosts the Okanagan Strength & Conditioning Conference. Chris is also the Chair of the Program Advisory Committee for the Human Kinetics Program at Okanagan College.