After receiving degrees from SUNY Cobleskill and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Mike began his career working at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in Regions 3 and 4, and then the Central Office in Albany. He subsequently worked for an international engineering consulting firm in Buffalo where he was involved in projects across North America, from Alaska to Alabama to Vermont, and internationally including on the island of New Guinea. Mike then moved to Rochester where he has worked for almost 36 years, initially at the Sear-Brown Group and then its successor, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., a global engineering consulting firm. Although he recently shifted to a part-time position, as he transitions towards retirement, Mike remains involved as a Principal at Stantec where he previously oversaw their New York State environmental consulting services.
Mike’s 42 years of environmental experience has ranged from collecting fish on the Hudson River for PCB analysis, to conducting environmental impact analyses of hydroelectric power plants, to the investigation and remediation of Brownfield properties which has been the focus of the recent portion of his career. Some of his more noteworthy local projects include the environmental investigation and remediation of Corn Hill Landing, Staybridge Suites Rochester University Hotel, Brooks Crossing Apartments, the Carriage Factory, and the award winning Newcroft Park subdivision.
In addition to serving on the Genesee RiverWatch Board, Mike is President of the Rochester Committee for Scientific Information.
Mike is married with two adult children, he recently became a grandfather, and he is looking forward to spending more time with his grandson.