Mike is an aquatic scientist who specializes in aquatic ecological risk assessments (ERAs), particularly those associated with contaminated sediment. The focus of his more than 30 years of professional experience has been the effects of toxic pollutants on aquatic organisms. At Windward, Mike is responsible for the management of large, multi-task, multi-disciplinary environmental investigations, including remedial investigation/feasibility studies (RI/FSs) and natural resource damage assessments (NRDAs). He has worked on technical and strategic matters at several large Superfund sites, including the Lower Duwamish Waterway RI/FS, the Portland Harbor ERA, and the Lower Passaic River ERA. Mike has also served in an advisory capacity as a technical expert in the regulatory arena, providing technical review and comments on proposed environmental regulations. In addition, he has provided technical support to, and has served as a testifying expert for, clients involved in litigation regarding mining sites, petrochemical facilities, heavy industrial sites, and ports.
In his spare time, Mike works to improve his skills at copper sculpturing and woodworking. He also diligently pursues the wily salmon and Dungeness crabs that inhabit Puget Sound waters.