As Chief People Officer, Mike leads a new People Office charged with going beyond traditional human resource functions to diversify, engage, and empower our impressive staff to achieve even greater outcomes. Mike oversees the administrative functions of human resources as well as leadership development, talent mobility, and knowledge management. He serves on the Executive Team.
Mike brings great experience to his new role, along with a deep commitment to helping others learn and grow. He has held a number of leadership positions at TNC over the past 18 years, most recently as State Director of the Maine Chapter since 2004, also serving as Lead Director in Northeastern U.S. since 2010. From 1998 – 2004 he worked in Colorado as the chapter's Yampa River Project Director and Northwest Colorado Program Manager. Mike also led the process to create the North America Division with Brian McPeek, chaired the steering committee for the Conservation by Design refresh in 2015, and was the first sponsor of the Nature's Pride Employee Resource Group.
Mike has an M.S. in Natural History from the University of Vermont, a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Brown University. He lives with his wife, Neera, and daughter, Wren and their myriad pets in Bath, ME.