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Chris Holmes

Principal Geographer, Environmental Risk Assessment; Fellow

Chris has over 20 years of experience in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, information processing, and computer programming fields. He has managed numerous environmental characterization and exposure assessment studies for the crop protection industry, as well as adapting these technologies to home and personal care products and veterinary medicines. His role at Waterborne has earned him the designation of “Fellow” in consideration of not just his technical proficiency and knowledge, but his dedication to creating a solid and enduring foundation for the company.

Chris actively participates in the advancement of ecological risk assessment methodologies via conference presentations, workshops, and meetings with regulatory agencies. He continues to be involved in the evolution of the ecological risk assessment process for endangered species. Chris is an active member of the CropLife America Environmental Risk Assessment Committee (ERAC), and can usually be found at SETAC and ACS conferences throughout the year. Previously Chris worked as a software engineer to develop the multispectral imaging section of a large image processing tool to be used by US government agencies, and also as a technical analyst / database administrator for a large software development company.

Chris, his wife and two girls live in a small town in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley far from the daily hustle and bustle of Washington DC. He enjoys being outside, motorcycling, tinkering with cars, being kept company by his dogs, and watching his children grow up.