Michael has been involved with environmental activism since co-founding the first Environment Club and paper recycling program in his high school. He has a B.A. in Sociology from Brock University, a Prairie Horticulture Certificate from Olds College, and a Permaculture Design certificate. Michael was a founding member of the Edmonton Permaculture Guild, and for ten seasons worked for organic vegetable farms in the Edmonton area, selling bedding plants and organic vegetables at the 104th Street Downtown farmers’ market.
Since moving to Alberta in 2005, Michael and his family have been living in and working on transitioning a 1954 bungalow in Beverly Heights, while growing and preserving as much food as they can with friends and neighbours. Most recently, Michael completed training as a Suzuki Method Classical Guitar teacher. When he’s not playing duets with his 12-year-old cellist daughter, they can often be found riding their bikes or cross-country skiing in the river valley.
Michael has been involved in several elections with the Green Party of Canada and the Green Party of Alberta as a volunteer, and as a candidate in the 2019 provincial election in Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview. Now, Michael is proud to run again to promote rational provincial legislation that aligns with the science and recommendations of the IPCC.