November 2015

Senator Highlight: Christopher Maier

Christopher Maier, Staff Senate. Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University
Christopher Maier, Staff Senate. Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

Christopher Maier is a Project Engineer with Facilities Management, who joined Mason in May 2015.

I have worked throughout the continental United States as an engineer in different capacities. Most of my previous work experience has been related to private-residential, one-of-kind homes, commercial high-rises, institutional facilities, and many federal buildings, memorials, and recognizable landmarks in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond. I have a healthy balance of engineering design, specification writing, product knowledge, application procedures, and construction administration services.

While traveling around the United States is an exciting opportunity, at some point I wanted to settle down and start a family. I was looking for an organization with a sense of community with opportunities for research and education. To improve professionally, you have keep learning.

I became interested in joining Staff Senate when I learned of its accomplishments over the years. I hope to create new opportunities, experiences, and benefits for my colleagues in an effort to improve morale. Before I joined Staff Senate, there were no Senators from Facilities Administration/Management, and both these organizations are critical to the successful operations of our infrastructure, on all of our campuses.

Fun fact: I am also a licensed and certified Massage Therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I specialize in deep-tissue, reiki, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Indian Head, neck and foot massage with Ayurvedic oils, and hot/cold stone massage.

My other interests include research and development of new technologies in construction, inspection, and civil engineering, new product ideas for engineering and massage, building new homes, land development, real estate, and investing.