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Chris Timm was born and raised in Indiana and received a degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University in 1962.
He first came to New Mexico in 1963 while in the U.S. Army for training at Sandia Base (now part of Kirtland AFB). Following training, he was stationed for 3 years at Ft. Lewis,Washington with a Special Ammunition Supply Company.
After leaving the service he returned to New Mexico and joined the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) as the beginning of a 45 year career in water resources and environmental management. While working for the USBR, Mr. Timm earned a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico.
Switching to environmental management, Mr. Timm transferred to the Federal Water Quality Administration in 1969 and was a charter member of the Environmental Protection Agency when it was established in 1970. After assignments in Denver, CO, Chicago, IL, Geneva, Switzerland and Washington, DC Mr. Timm left government service and returned to New Mexico to work on the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project in 1980 that cleanup 26 former uranium mills across the nation.
Since then he has been active in environmental cleanup and waste management projects at numerous commercial facilities and sites as well as 14 Air Force and Navy bases nationwide and over 25 US Postal Service Facilities. He also provided extensive environmental compliance support to the Department of Energy including projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Hanford, Rocky Flats, Oak Ridge and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
Mr. Timm and his wife, Sherry, are active supporters of veteran’s activities and organizations including the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and David Westphall Veterans Foundation in Angel Fire, New Mexico. He has also supported the annual POW/MIA Run for the Wall riders for the past 7 years as they pass through New Mexico. Additionally, both individually and through their company, PECOS Management Services, Chris and Sherry are stalwart supporters of the Albuquerque Public Schools Title 1 Homeless Children Program as well as other New Mexico based charitable organizations that help the homeless.