Connect with Michael

Email: info@eartheconomics.org
Phone: (253) 539-4801

Mike joined Earth Economics in 2019, after working as a business journalist and urban planner in the Pacific Northwest and Washington, D.C., during the previous two decades. His work has been published by The New York TimesGreenwireScientific American, and more than a dozen other news outlets, and it has won awards from the National Press Club, American Planning Association, and other professional organizations.

Mike directs Earth Economics’ community engagement work and helps the organization communicate the economics of built and natural assets — everything from clean energy to green infrastructure — to governments, businesses, and other stakeholders. When he’s not riding public transit, editing reports, or facilitating workshops for work, Mike loves to explore city streets, hike mountain trails, and read newspapers (the real paper kind) for fun.

Recent Work

Thurston Climate Adaptation Plan: Climate Resilience Actions for Thurston County & South Puget Sound.” TRPC. Olympia, WA. January, 2018.

Creating Places — Preserving Spaces: A Sustainable Development Plan for the Thurston Region.” TRPC. Olympia, WA. December, 2013.

Skógafoss Waterfall | Iceland

Skógafoss Waterfall | Iceland


Master of Urban & Regional Planning
Portland State University | Portland OR

M.S. Journalism
Northwestern University | Evanston, IL

B.A. Communications
University of Oregon | Eugene, OR