Michael received his BS in Resource Conservation with an international focus from the University of Montana before completing his M.Ed in Educational Leadership and Change from the Colorado State University. He has also developed a teacher and administrator oriented training on green school curriculum design and “Using the Building as a Teaching Tool” professional development and case study material.
Before becoming a Watershed educator, Michael spent the past ten years teaching physics & science both in the US and internationally. His field experience includes membership to the Western Montana Rescue Team, participating as a Peace Corps Volunteer and being a guide on rivers in Alaska, Montana, California, Colorado, and Costa Rica. He has designed and led trips all over the world for high school students. Michael has lived in six different countries and in his extensive travel has visited more than twenty-five different countries.
Michael, his wife and his daughter (who is soon to be a big sister) enjoy traveling to off-the-beaten-path destinations together. When he’s not busy with his family, Michael enjoys reading, home improvement, biking, rafting and climbing.