Mik joined WRC as a full-time staff member in 2017, though he worked with the organization as a forestry consultant for several years prior to that. While a forester by training, his relationship with rivers began 30 years ago on annual fly fishing trips with his grandfather in Wyoming and Idaho. Mik earned a Master of Forestry degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and he brings more than a decade of forest management and carbon accounting experience to WRC. Prior to joining the organization, he worked for The Climate Trust, The Sierra Institute, the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. Though once an enthusiastic biker and skier, Mik now spends his free time wrangling his small child and new puppy. He hopes to ski and bike again someday.