As District Manager, Mike is responsible for developing and overseeing staff, creating budgets, administer and implement grants, enforcing the MN Wetland Conservation Act, manages all level of partnerships and reports to the SWCD Board of Supervisors.
Mike grew up in Norwood Young America, MN. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from South Dakota State University. Past work experience includes Technical work for USFWS in MN, NE and SD, a Wildlife Biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks, Watershed Technician for the Blue Earth SWCD, and a Private Lands Biologist for Pheasants Forever.
Mike started his journey with the Le Sueur SWCD in 2011 as the District Technician and became the SWCD Manger in 2016.