As the Public Relations Specialist, Mike focuses on communicating with the media and external audiences on issues that are critical to the mission of the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Frostburg State University in Western Maryland. Prior to joining the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Mike spent more than seven years working at the global public relations agency, Edelman, where he started as an intern and junior staffer focusing on communications for Fortune 500 clients, before transitioning to the cleantech practice where he counseled organizations and businesses addressing climate, environmental, and sustainability issues.
He lives in San Diego County with his wife, sister-in-law, nephew, a Husky named Orion, and a Shih Tzu named Webster. He enjoys the outdoors, trying plant-based recipes, live music, and local advocacy.