Chris Culmer enters his seventh season with the Cardinals and second as Western Regional Scout after being promoted in May, 2014. Beginning his 16th season in the NFL, Culmer came to Arizona in June, 2009 as an area scout in the west after working the previous nine seasons with the Seattle Seahawks (2000-08). His primary area of responsibility with the Cardinals is cross checking player evaluations for the western half of the country.
Culmer began his NFL career in 2000 with the Seahawks as a scouting assistant and was promoted to Pro Scout in 2004. While in Seattle, the Seahawks went to the playoffs five times, including four consecutive NFC West Division titles and appeared in Super Bowl XL. As a Pro Scout, Culmer was responsible for the advance scouting of Seahawks opponents while also evaluating players in all professional leagues, including the NFL, CFL and Arena Football. In addition, Culmer assisted in evaluating and ranking the nation’s top collegiate prospects for the annual draft.
A West Richland, WA native, Culmer received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Washington State University in 1998 and earned a master’s degree in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts in 2000.
Culmer and his wife, Kristina, reside in Seattle with their son and daughter.