Kristen Holmes joined Legacy Management in April 2019 as the supervisor for the Communication, Education and Outreach Team. She has more than 20 years of experience working in public affairs and stakeholder relations. In 2014, Kris accepted a position with the Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office to support public involvement as the federal coordinator for the Hanford Advisory Board. Prior to her work with the Department, Kris was the Deputy Chief of Public Affairs at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, and Chief of Public Affairs for the Corps' Albuquerque District. She also worked as a community involvement coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the Hudson River Superfund cleanup site in Hudson Falls, New York. And, at one time, she was the sole public affairs specialist assigned to the New York State Conservationist, a federal position with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. Prior to working as a civilian federal employee, Kris was an enlisted medical technician in the U.S. Air Force from 1993 to 1995 and was a public affairs officer from 1997 to 2004. While in the military, she was stationed at several bases in the United States and at Lajes Field in the Azores, Portugal. She holds a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from California State University Long Beach.