Chris graduated from Palmer High School in Nebraska in 1972. He attended Hastings College in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in 1977, with a degree in business administration. Sterling, Colorado is where Chris and his wife, Joy, raised their four children. As president of Dinsdale Brothers Inc., Chris oversees cattle feeding, ranching and farming interests in several states. Chris is a director of Pinnacle Bank – Wyoming, co-chairman of Bank of Colorado, as well as vice president and director of Pinnacle Bancorp in Nebraska. Chris serves as chairman of Performance Plus Liquids LLC and past chairman of Sterling Ethanol LLC and Yuma Ethanol LLC. In 2005, directors of the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City elected Chris to the board. He has served as the president of the board of directors and member of the board for the Northeastern Junior College Foundation since 2009. Joy is a trustee on the Denver Art Museum Board.
Chris and his companies are active supporters of several higher education institutions, National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, Denver Art Museum, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, as well as many educational, arts, military, special needs and philanthropic endeavors.
Memberships include the Rocky Mountain Chapter of YPO/WPO and Colorado Forum, a group of Colorado business people founded to create an informed, objective voice on critical public policy issues. He is also a member of CEO, Elks Club and Colorado Thirty. Chris was 2001 Business Person of the Year in Sterling, Colorado. In 2003, Chris was named Elk Businessman of the Year. Then, together in 2009, the Logan County Chamber of Commerce named Chris and Joy Citizens of the Year. In 2016, Joy and Chris were honored by the Fine Arts Foundation as Citizens of the Arts. Chris will be inducted to the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame in February. Chris and Joy enjoy fly-fishing, wing shoots, hiking, fitness and global travel.