Mike received a BSc in Biology from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2015 and has since focused on marine conservation. He first joined Opwall as a Reef Ecology Lecturer during the 2018 South Africa field season. Shortly after, he joined the US office full-time and managed the Dominica marine site in 2019. Before Opwall, Mike jumped around between many marine-related opportunities to gain relevant skills such as coral husbandry, SCUBA diving certifications and environmental monitoring techniques. His research interests lie in coral reef conservation and restoration.