Kris is a biologist (Ph.D.), paleolimnologist and water quality specialist, based in Kitchener, Ontario. He began working on lake systems in 2005 as a Master’s student in the Canadian Arctic. He joined HESL in 2013 after completing his postdoctoral work at the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
Over the last 15 years, diverse projects have expanded his expertise in lake management across Canada. He has become a statistical specialist and spatial analyst, working with large data sets to assess complex environmental problems.
He has delivered papers to international conferences and directed the technical reviews of industrial development projects for government and First Nation clients in the Northwest Territories. He has worked with many municipalities and lake associations to promote stewardship and environmental protection of waterbodies in Canada through the collection of sound scientific data and cooperation between stakeholders.
He also serves as a regional director on the Board of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS), whose mission is to forge partnerships among citizens, scientists, and professionals to foster the management and protection of lakes.