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Carr, Gaines Join Consortium Staff

Apr 5, 2020 | News

Chris Carr. The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium has two new staff members – Information Technology Resources Manager Chris Carr and Living Marine Resources Program Specialist Graham Gaines.

Carr has a bachelor’s degree in business from University of South Carolina and 20 years of IT management experience, including stints with College of Charleston and Medical University of South Carolina. In his new role, Carr will be responsible for the agency’s hardware and software and ensure that infrastructure is in compliance with security policies.

Gaines has a bachelor’s degree in English studies from University of Georgia and a master’s of natural resource management from University of Akureyri in Iceland. During his career, he has helped develop community- based fisheries and aquaculture improvement projects with the Peace Corps in the South Pacific and facilitated new fisheries conservation strategies in Micronesia, Alaska, and Georgia with The Nature Conservancy.

In his new role, Gaines will contribute to research motivated by living marine resources community needs and provide operational and technical support for stakeholders.

Photos of Carr and Gaines by Grace Beahm Alford.