Michael is a Partner at Compass with over 10 years experience assisting government agencies, First Nations communities, and diverse stakeholder groups with land and water-use plans.
Michael is a skilled resource planner and decision analyst, specializing in finding a balance across competing financial, social, cultural, and environmental interests. He has a Masters of Science (Planning) in Environment and Natural Resources and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering, both degrees from the University of British Columbia.
Describe what you do in five words or less:
Untangle messy and contentious problems; Structure and facilitate smarter decisions.
What do the letters after your name mean?
I wasted a bunch of time finding the right job.
What was your first job?
Bagging, buggies and dairy coolers at Safeway.
What do you know now that you wished you'd known 10 years ago?
You can learn a lot quicker from your mistakes than your successes.
What is something most people don’t know about you (but will now)?
I have a deep appreciation for the art of 'sarcasm'. (Editor’s note: I think most of us know that Michael)
What truly blows your mind?
5,000 vertical feet of untracked powdery wilderness.
Because it is pure magic!