Chris Kelley is the Hydrogeologist for Island County Public Health.  He is a broadly trained licensed geologist with over a decade of experience in surface water – groundwater interactions, contaminant transport, soil and groundwater remediation, and groundwater management.  He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Geological Sciences from Central Washington University and a Master’s and PhD in Geology with Hydrogeology Focus from Washington State University.  After college Chris and his family moved to Helena, Montana for 8 years where he worked for the Montana Department of Agriculture and private consulting with Tetra Tech.  In 2022, Chris and his family relocated to Whidbey Island to escape the brutal Montana winters and be closer to family.  When not working Chris and his family spend their time fishing or working on their small hobby farm where they have a big garden and keep chickens, ducks, goats, two mini-cows, one old horse, and a growing number of bee hives.


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