In 2012 Michael gave up a long career in technology and moved up to Woodstock, NY to live full time. He became a licensed New York State Outdoor Guide that same year and started his own guiding business, Catskill Country Walks. Michael also began doing bookkeeping for local non-profits. In 2013 he went to work for the Woodstock Land Conservancy doing office management, managing their conservation easements and coordinating the annual monitoring. In 2015 Michael was hired by the Catskill Center to open the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center. There he coordinated the establishment of exhibits, displays and the store. He also recruited, trained, managed and scheduled a corps of volunteers to staff the Center seven days a week. His most recent work for the Catskill Center was as the Land Trust Manager where he managed 17 conservation easements in the Catskills and two major nature preserves. For the past 7 years he has been the Chairman of the Ten Mile River Scout Museum. Michael has a BS in Environmental Science and an MBA. He has a passion for local history and a commitment to introducing people to nature and the outdoors. Michael is very excited by all the good things happening in Kingston at this time and especially the great work that is being done by the Kingston Land Trust.
Director, KLT Board of Directors