Chris Walker was born and raised in Vero Beach. She opened Studio Gabriel in 1994, with two partners. In the beginning, Chris worked as a nail technician and then became an aesthetician. After becoming the sole owner, Chris expanded Studio Gabriel into the salon and spa it is today. She enjoys making people feel good about themselves and providing a place where people can relax and be pampered. She no longer provides services, since her time is devoted to running the business. Her favorite part of owning a salon and spa is the Studio Gabriel “family” she has cultivated with her staff. When she is not working, Chris likes to take her dogs to the beach and to the dog park and spend time with her family.