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Christopher Darrah

Christopher Darrah, CPG, CPESC

Vice President, Fairbanks Office Manager

Chris has spent his professional career at Shannon & Wilson, joining the Seattle office in 1987 and transferring to Fairbanks in 1992. Since moving to Alaska, Chris has worked on all aspects of hazardous assessment, cleanup, and monitoring projects throughout the state. His project experience includes planning and implementing site characterization activities, preparing summary reports compliant with Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requirements, performing feasibility studies and designing and implementing corrective actions, developing technical guidance and research to support policymaking, performing environmental-compliance audits. 

Chris manages Shannon & Wilson’s Fairbanks office. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that all projects receive the resources necessary to be successfully completed. 


  • MS, Environmental Quality Science, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1996
  • BS, Geology, St. Lawrence University, 1986


  • Certified Professional Geologist, Alaska
  • Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control 
  • Certified Preparer of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
  • EPA/AHERA Building Inspector


  • American Institute of Professional Geologists
  • Chair, University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Engineering and Mines Advisory Development Council 
  • Fairbanks Stormwater Advisory Committee
  • Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
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