Unlike many of his contemporaries, Chris Varrin did not become intrigued by lighting through the magic of theatre. Nor did he set out to be a musician and end up settling for running lights. Ever since he built his first lighting system with a high school friend, "I always intended to be a lighting designer," Varrin says. "As soon as we had the system, we started working with the local bands in town."
While at Rensselaer Polytechnic in Troy, NY, Varrin pursued both mechanical and elec