Michael brings seven years of experience as a natural resource professional and data specialist to his work at JG. He started his career as a fisheries technician for Wyoming Game and Fish Department, monitoring regional fish populations and aquatic habitats. As the Water Resources Technician at a Teton County, WY Conservation District, Michael got his feet wet in data management, developing databases to monitor water quality, and creating data visualizations to inform the public on water quality issues. He transitioned to more formal research spaces in 2019 joining the Albertson lab at Montana State University where he created data management plans for long term ecological research projects. In his current role, he
draws from this diverse background to develop data management strategies that help create high quality and informative research products. Whether he is conducting a meta-analysis, designing a database, or creating data dashboards, Michael finds creative ways to put data to work.
Michael grew up on the south shore of Massachusetts. He studied criminal justice and marine science as an undergraduate at Northeastern University and holds an MS in biological science from Montana State University. When not in the office, Mike loves to ramble around nearby rivers and ravines with his adventure mutt Annie in tow.