Michael is the Director of Development for Parks California. His love of Parks and outdoor spaces was nurtured by a year-long 8,000 mile bicycle ride around the USA, the year after graduating from college. He’s worked in public policy, electoral politics, technology, tourism and entertainment. He serves on the PTA Board at GUSD’s Benjamin Franklin School. These days, he gets out to the parks with his spouse, two elementary-school-aged kids, and rescue dog Pixie for hikes, picnics and celebrations, tennis, bicycle riding and rollerblading.