Mike grew up in California’s Newport Beach where he learned that the ocean was not only a place of beauty and life, but also the best natural playground. After studying environmental science and policy at the University of Colorado in Boulder he focused his career on the oceans.
Mike has worked on marine conservation initiatives all over the world, from the Maldives to Alaska. He has led direct action campaigns for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, where he stood on the front lines defending whales in San Ignacio Lagoon and led the first partnership with the Ecuadorian government protecting sharks in the Galapagos. Now he’s creating change in the fight to end marine plastic pollution with Parley for the Oceans. He resides in the Gulf of Maine.