Veterans Service Partnership Director
Mike joined Trout Unlimited in October 2019 as the Director of Veterans Service Partnership. Before joining the TU staff, Mike served for 29 years in the Department of Defense, first as a Naval Intelligence Officer and most recently as a civilian Policy Director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. A life-long fly angler and conservationist, Mike is a Certified Casting Instructor with Fly Fishers International and has worked as a Fly Fishing Guide in Maryland and Virginia. Mike is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and holds a Master’s degree in International Relations. When he and his wife aren’t running their two boys to all manner of sports practices, he enjoys rooting for the Washington Nationals, teaching his Labrador Retriever to not retrieve the fish at the end of his line and volunteering for his local TU chapters.