Chris Crosby is a co-investigator and project manager of the NSF-funded OpenTopography Facility project at UNAVCO. Trained as a geologist, he has worked on paleoseismology, earthquake geology, and active tectonics research in the western US, Caribbean, and Central Asia. He is interested in how geoinformatics approaches and cyberinfrastructure can be utilized to manage and improve access to earth science data and processing tools. Chris is an expert in the management, distribution, processing, and application of high-resolution topography acquired via LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology and has guided the development of OpenTopography (formerly known as the GEON LiDAR Workflow) since its inception. Chris was also previously the geoscience coordinator for the GEON project. Chris was a member of the ACID group at SDSC prior to moving to UNAVCO.