Mike and his wife, Susan Hirsch, live outside Shepherdstown in the Steamboat Run Community. Mike has worked extensively on watershed and water quality projects in the mid-Atlantic area including the Potomac River. He managed the DC office of an environmental engineering firm for 24 years in a practice centered on Clean Water Act compliance. Prior to that he held positions with EPA, the National Weather Service, and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. He continues to work part time as a consultant on hydrology and urban water quality issues in the District of Columbia. Mike has also held leadership positions with the American Water Resources Association, the Water Environment Federation, and the Federal Water Quality Association. His commitment to conservation was established following Earth Day in 1970. He has been active on the board at PVAS and on various PVAS committees since 2013. He is a big supporter of programs that promote conservation and encourage children and families to learn about nature and the outdoors.