Kris is happily retired so she can spend more time outdoors with her husband, including at their cabin in Morgan County. She has a BS in Biology from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA and an MS in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. She spent over 25 years working in Regulatory Affairs in the biotech industry. She has been a certified Master Naturalist with the Potomac Valley Master Naturalists (PVMN) since 2017. Kris was the PVMN Instruction and Training Coordinator in 2019-2021 and the PVMN Co-Chair in 2021. She remains active supporting the PVMN Coordinating Committee. Other volunteer activities include driving and coordinating other drivers for the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery. Kris also volunteers with the Friends of Krimgold Park, a Carroll County park near their Maryland home. She advises and works on habitat conservation, leads bird walks, and volunteers at special events at Krimgold Park. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, birding, hiking, kayaking, reading and learning about the wonders of the natural world.