Chris Mills built his first lighthouse when was six years old. At the age of twenty-four, he landed his first three-week job as a relief assistant keeper on Cross Island, near Lunenburg. Three weeks turned into nine years on eleven lighthouses in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and British Columbia. Chris now works part time as a deckhand on a Coast Guard lifeboat and as a radio news announcer in Halifax. He lives in Ketch Harbour, NS, with his wife and daughter.