Michael grew up in Glenwood Springs where he developed a love for the outdoors through kayaking, skiing and exploring the Elk Mountains. His passion for the outdoors led him to Colorado State University where he graduated with a degree in natural resource management. After college, the mountains and rivers of the Roaring Fork Valley pulled Michael back home. He settled in Carbondale where he enjoys art and music and spends time volunteering for Carbondale Arts. Michael recently started a new job as the Campaign Manager at Wilderness Workshop and was inspired to participate in RFL so he can advocate more effectively for the wild places that we all love.