Michael finds purpose in projects that emphasize environmental stewardship, balanced with recreational opportunities. He applies his skills and knowledge to create sustainable and resilient landscapes and finds ways for visitors to connect more deeply with them. An analytical thinker, he loves fully analyzing a landscape, searching to deeply understand it. Highly detailed in his work, he’s always asking, “What is this project missing?” and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that a project meets its full potential.
Michael has a unique background planning environmental restoration projects. He built his knowledge though his education and has found passion seeing his projects come to fruition. He has helped create a number of environmental restoration projects that range from building beaver dams in small streams to creating management plans that span riparian areas, wetlands, uplands, and forests. Michael has a Master’s of Ecological Restoration, a Bachelor of Science in Management and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems, and a Certificate in Applied Geographic Information Systems from Utah State University.
Outside the Office
Michael spends much of his free time mountain biking, running, and dreaming of new places to visit. He spends his summers as a weekend warrior traveling across the West, looking for that “diamond in the rough” mountain bike trail. When he’s not outside, Michael is a hobbyist woodworker, and always has a table, chair, or other project that he is working on.