Mike is a fourth generation rancher specializing in multiple use management. He is the state Cattlemen’s Association Wildlife Management Committee Chair as well as an associate director for the San Luis Obispo County Range Improvement. Mike obtained his B.S. in farm management from Cal Poly State University in 1976 and completed Ranching For Profit School in 1990. He attended the Holistic Management International Ranch and Rangeland Managers Training Program in 2003 and was the US Delegate representing Holistic Management International at the Terra Madre Conference in Italy. Mike is a SLO County Native Tree Committee member and received the SLO County Native Tree Stewardship Award recipient in 2006.