Born on a cold February afternoon, Kris Rowberry got hooked on amusement parks early in his life. Ask what his first memory is – and he’ll tell you of a family trip to Knott’s Berry Farm in Southern California. The highlight of every summer for the Rowberry family? The day trips to the local amusement parks, of course!
Unfortunately, Kris didn’t immediately see the fun in riding roller coasters – especially ones with inversions (loops). It wouldn’t be uncommon to find him throwing a tantrum or thinking of some obscure ailment that would prevent him from riding with his parents. Instead, he watched over his younger sister, Katelyn.