Michael is a Principal at Compass with fourteen years experience designing and facilitating scientific review committees and public planning processes.
Michael is a practitioner, trainer and researcher in Structured Decision Making in the field of multiparty resource management. He has a passion for complex public planning assignments (and impact assessments) that involve uncertain science, diverse values, hard to quantify socio-economic and cultural effects, cumulative effects, incorporating local and traditional ecological knowledge, and tight timelines to get the work done.
Michael brings a practical and unique skill set to his work based on his decision analysis, professional engineering, and planning background. He holds 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. He worked as a professional engineer working in water management for ten years prior to his planning career.