Christopher returned to Montana after serving four years in the United States Air Force, where he maintained and inspected numerous F-16 fighter jets while with the 57th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base. After returning to Helena, Christopher received his Bachelors of Arts Degree from Carroll College with a double major in Psychology and Sociology. During his time at Carroll College, Christopher held numerous positions with various mental health organizations. Christopher then attended the University of Montana’s School of Law in Missoula, where he received his Juris Doctorate. After which, he returned to Helena, successfully passed the bar examination, swore into the Montana State Bar, and opened his current firm Christopher R. Betchie Attorney at Law PC, where he has been successfully and faithfully serving the Helena Community since.