A native Washingtonian, Mike earned a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a MPA from The George Washington University. He first realized his passion for the environment while attending his suburban Maryland high school. Now forty years later, Mike’s environmental career in government, private sector and academe has yielded a steady source of exploration, discovery and inspiration. His professional environmental experience spans wetland restoration and protection, pesticide regulation, hazards materials management, and air and water pollution.
For nine years, Mike lived and worked in Germany, managing hazardous wastes for the US military in Europe and Middle East. In that overseas position and other jobs at the US Environmental Protection Agency, Mike embraced the challenges associated with solving tough environmental problems. Mike is also a part time professor of environmental biology at Montgomery College. In his free time, Mike enjoys birding, fishing, visiting museums/historical sites, and attending cultural events. He delights in showing friends and family the marvelous cultural sights of the Nation’s Capital.