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Mike is a Senior Fisheries Scientist with Mount Hood Environmental. He in an interdisciplinary scientist with specialties in applied genetics, R programming, and data science including data reduction, analysis, and visualization. He enjoys working with clients and stakeholders to identify critical uncertainties. He then strives to identify the appropriate technologies and study designs to provide data-driven, cost-effective research and monitoring. Mike has a keen interest in developing data pipelines to efficiently move from field data collection to actionable inference. His interests include population dynamics modeling with genetics and life-history information to inform status assessments and extinction risk analysis. He also specializes in data simulation and visualization of fish movement. Mike’s research aims to improve the conservation and management of salmon and steelhead in the Pacific Northwest with particular focus on the Snake River Basin. He holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management (Fish & Wildlife Ecology emphasis) and a M.S. in Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington. Away from work Mike spends much of his time running around the mountains of central Idaho.