Michael joined the KUER team in the summer of 2017 following a successful tenure in development at the University of Washington. Born and raised in Idaho, Michael holds a deep personal connection to the high desert and mountain communities of the west. His affinity for public radio can be traced to his earliest days as a backseat listener while exploring the hidden corners of the region. Outside of the station, Michael can most often be found in the mountains, or in the city thinking about mountains. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Westminster College.