Michael joined Loudoun Wildlife in July 2018 from his previous position as the executive director of Friends of Black Rock-High Rock in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. He has immersed himself in Loudoun Wildlife’s programs and the Loudoun County community. He is a certified Virginia Master Naturalist with the Banshee Reeks Chapter. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition, the Linear Parks and Trails subcommittee of the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space advisory board, the Steering Committee of the Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance, and he is an active member of the Loudoun Chamber’s Nonprofit Institute. He also is a member of the Fully-palmated Birders Birdathon team, and he is a sector leader for the Butterfly Count. You can often find Michael at one of Loudoun Wildlife’s many programs. He earned a Master’s in Nonprofit Management at Regis University in Denver and before that a BA in Philosophy from Tulane University. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors exploring, going on adventures, taking photographs of wildlife and landscapes, and spending time with his wife, daughter, and their cat.