Mike is a first generation Wallowa County Rancher, raising natural beef in the north Zumwalt and north Prairie Creek country. After graduating from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo he worked in the Biomedical Engineering field, both in industry and academia, for 27 years. During this time he invented and developed leading edge technologies in the cardiovascular, neurovascular, surgical and other life science fields. As an entrepreneur he was a co-founder and chief science and technology officer of multiple companies. He also served as a member of FMWW, a community of neighbors and supporters working to protect, restore and sustain the Upper Mark West Watershed in Sonoma County, CA. He believes in sustainable stewardship practices and strives to improve and maximize the rangeland and riparian health of his operation. Mike is proud to be a part of Wallowa Resources and hopes to help represent the local ranching community.