Michael joined the ZIP Bottle Rock field team in 2015 fresh from a summer contract with the Department of Conservation weed control team on the Hen & Chickens Islands.
Michael developed a passion for conservation at an early age through working as a volunteer for Auckland Regional Parks. He has extensive back-country experience and holds two diplomas from North Tec – Professional Hunting and Pest Control, and Conservation and Environmental Management.
He is a keen and competent tramper, hunter and caver – equally at home outdoors in the bush or exploring cave systems deep underground.
Strategy and Systems Director
Communications and Development Lead
Modeller and Geospatial Analyst
Predator Behaviour Team Lead
Junior Predator Ecologist
Science and Technical Ranger
Field Team Lead