For Erik Henderson, being a part of the GIS community has remained a constant over the span of his 20-year professional career. For 14 of those years, Erik applied and grew his GIS knowledge in the Railroad Industry by starting as an Analyst to eventually leading the GIS Department at CSX. Erik serves on AREMA Committee 2 and has recently joined the ASLRRA Technology Committee to keep the railroads informed and ready with new emerging technology. Notably, Erik has led establishing LiDAR and 3D Imaging standards with his peers at AREMA to help railroads standardized Lidar collection. Aside from his 9-5 life, Erik has served on the Board of Trustees of the MS Society of North Florida Chapter since 2011.