Mike returned to his home state to join the GMC’s staff as executive director in 2014. Mike is a licensed professional forester and prior to joining the GMC served as executive director of the Forest Stewards Guild in Santa Fe, NM. In 1996, Mike completed a southbound AT thru-hike and completed Long Trail hikes in 2004, 2017, and 2021. Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in natural resources from Johnson State College and a master of forestry degree from Yale University. Mike and his wife, Jennifer make their home in Moretown along with their two dogs.