Mike leads activities related to DPro Certifications and LINGOs’ special projects. Presently, there two DPro’s in the pipeline: financial management (FMD Pro) and are monitoring and evaluation (MEAL Pro). Special projects currently underway include a knowledge base and certification for agricultural extension agents that promotes the forest garden approach, and a 10-country learning platform for financial service providers in sub-Saharan Africa.
Before LINGOs, Mike worked 13 years with Catholic Relief Services. Much of that time was in the field, mainly in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mike lives in Seattle Washington with his wife, two children, and too many pets. Outside of working hours, he likes to take advantage of the regions outdoor lifestyle – hiking, skiing, kayaking, biking, etc. However, while he loves the Pacific Northwest, his favorite place in the world is Italy and someday hopes to return there with plenty of time to explore.