Kinder grew up just outside of Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, where his family has worked and played for eight generations. He received his B.S in Environmental Science from the University of Tennessee where he was a member of the UT Soil Judging Team and worked as an intern in the soil microbiology laboratory identifying microbial species capable of degrading the herbicide Atrazine. After completing his undergraduate studies, he returned to West Virginia and worked as a field scientist on a fish kill project outside of Morgantown, prior to finding his way home to Lewisburg to work for CORE. Kinder moved to the Roanoke Valley area with his fiancée in 2018, and hopes to help grow CORE’s presence in Virginia. Working for CORE allows him the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects, assist a diverse group of clients, and continue to learn and develop his skill set as an environmental professional. He enjoys adding value to our clients and navigating complex environmental issues. Aside from that, he loves to Fish!