Christopher and Ruth were born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He celebrated his first birthday at Grand Lake and has been vacationing at the Lake since 1960. In 1985 Christopher and Ruth were married and the two began their summers at his parents new summer home in 1986. The family home is just minutes south of the Grand Lake Hotel. Their two sons, Brian and Jeffrey, have vacationed at the lake since they were born. Both of them were baptized at the Grand Lake Community Chapel. Their grandfather, Dr. Robert Cooper, was a Pediatrician in Columbus, Ohio whom the baptismal font at the chapel is dedicated.
Today, Christopher has retired from a 28 year career as a Driver/Engineer and Firefighter/EMT for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and became a member of the East Grand Lake Fire Department in 2016. His wife Ruth has been a Spin Instructor and Master Personal Trainer for the YMCA of The Treasure Coast since 2000. As they continue to plan the future and make improvements to the Grand Lake Hotel they hope that you will find Grand Lake to be that special place that generations have come to treasure. Their grandson Rylan is the 6th generation of the family to stay at the Hotel.