Chris joined Terrapex in 2020 to help promote the growth and development of the firm’s Ecological Services practice area. He has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors related to wildlife biology and species at risk. During his career, he has managed, undertaken or contributed to more than 100 projects, including subwatershed studies, Class Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Studies, with a specific emphasis on wildlife species at risk, particularly herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians). He has appeared successfully as an expert witness before the Ontario Municipal Board and the Environmental Review Tribunal.
Since joining Terrapex, Chris has undertaken a variety of business development, marketing and staff training initiatives. As a Senior Biologist and Project Manager, his responsibilities also include project management, the completion of life science inventories and all aspects of environmental impact assessment, including the design of technical study protocols, the collection and analysis of data and report preparation. He has a particular interest in the development and implementation of mitigation measures to reduce the impacts of development on wildlife.
Chris completed a B.Sc. in Zoology at the University of Guelph in 1994 and an M.Sc. in Biology at Carleton University in 1998. He is a MNRF-certified Health Assessor for Butternut (a species at risk tree) and has served since 2008 as a part-time instructor in Niagara College’s Ecosystem Restoration Graduate Certificate Program.