Data and Financial Officer
Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics and is currently a Master’s of Science candidate in Analytics at Georgia Tech. He co-founded Community Forest International’s sister organization, Community Forests Pemba, over a decade ago while teaching physics and computers at a secondary school in Pemba Island as a volunteer for the US Peace Corps. Mike is responsible for directing CFI's Monitoring and Evaluation framework in Tanzania with a focus on developing mobile digital solutions to streamline data collection and provide continuous evaluation. Mike has sailed from South Africa to New Zealand and lived on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet while collecting data to constrain models of glacial retreating rates.
To foster environmental stewardship internationally by establishing community forests, promoting sustainable forestry techniques and initiating environmental education.