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Team Feature: Chris Hendren

Chris Hendren, our GIS Team Lead, talks about his team, personally hobbies and big goals for his life and career.

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_column_text]Chris Hendren, our GIS Team Lead, talks about his team, personally hobbies and big goals for his life and career. Read more about this week’s Team Feature below!

What brought you to Geo Owl?
Tom Koch. He used to be on my team up at Lejeune. He was promoting the company and seeing if I would be interested in something in Wilmington. We worked on planning and infrastructure down in Lejeune as part of a five year contract.

What do you do at Geo Owl? 
GIS Team Lead. Production Lead.

What is your favorite part of that role? Definitely the team aspect, working towards a common goal.

Do you have any hobbies? If so, what? Family is my number one hobby of course. Golf is definitely number two. I played in High School and last year played in the local Willie Stargell Celebrity Golf Tournament!

Where do you see yourself five years from now?
My wife and I moved from Florida for a five year contract in Lejeune that was unfortunately cancelled after two years. I would like to progress within Geo Owl and keep working toward industry certifications. I would really like to go back to grad school to get my MBA.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1078″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_column_text]What are your lifetime goals? I would say some of my main goals are to succeed as a parent and a husband. It’s the hardest job ever. My daughter just turned three and I am trying my best to be a good father for her.

What advice would you give to others in a STEM career?
I would say number one, since GIS is such a niche thing, network well and keep a good reputation. It’s such a small network which is good because it’s specialized but your reputation follows you. Also, leverage other people’s strengths, I like to be a knowledge sponge, I’ve worked with a lot of smart people and I try and learn from others as much as possible.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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