Michael leads BikeWalkKC’s efforts to change the built environment and policy landscape in a way that supports a culture of active living in the Kansas City region and beyond. His work includes support of the successful campaign for a Complete Streets ordinance in Kansas City, Missouri as well as helping to cultivate statewide coalitions for active transportation in Kansas and Missouri.
Additionally, Michael assists with BikeWalkKC’s community outreach and communication efforts. In that capacity, Michael has worked to bring attention to the deaths of vulnerable road users in the metro and inform the public of ways to make their voices heard on issues related to alternative modes of transportation.
Prior to joining BikeWalkKC, Michael worked for such organizations as the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He earned his Master of Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his BA in political science and international studies from Kansas State University.
In addition to his duties as BikeWalkKC, Michael serves as a member of the Environmental Management Commission for the City of Kansas City, Missouri and as a member of the Board of Directors for InterUrban ArtHouse, an arts-based nonprofit located in Overland Park. He is also a member of the 2020 class of the Centurions Leadership Program.