Chris co-created and built 2 businesses over the last 20 years. 

Great Strides, LLC she and her husband John Olin, CO started in 2003 to improve the lives of special needs children and their families by providing a custom ambulatory gait trainer to children with Cerebral Palsy and other like conditions.

After years of being treated for misdiagnosed multiple auto-immune diseases and depression, Chris found herself drawn to Naturopathic Medicine, Food/Nutrition, Vitamins, Supplements, Holistic Wellness for the body, mind and soul. She choose a Holistic Nutritional education over a Clinical Nutritional education. That choice not only saved her life but increased her quality of life and started her on a path of service.

In October 2018, she and Julie Dokas opened the doors of Hidden Gem On Main, both very passionate about owning a retail store supporting fair trade and local artists along with utilizing their collective education in Holistic Nutrition, Supplemental Counseling, Eastern & Western Nutrition, Chinese Herbalism, Clinical/Therapeutic & Metaphysical Aromatherapy and more. With their combined years of extensive knowledge in Health Food & Supplemental Retail Hidden Gem On Main became a natural progression for both.

Chris' empathy for people is authentic, her goal is to help as many people as she can and is grateful to now have her own brick & mortar store where people can feel comforted and supported while also having a good time! 


 Chris is available for Nutritional and Supplemental Counseling.

Call 203-824-2758 or email