Mike joined Conifer in August of 1999 as Manager, Employment Relations. In July 2002 Mike assumed the role of Executive Director for the association.
Raised in the central interior of BC, Mike has developed an appreciation for the culture of the forest industry and the communities in which it operates. Mike’s background includes a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia (1989), where he specialized in Industrial Relations Management. He has subsequently held positions in both Human Resources and Operations in the BC Forest Industry with Canadian Pacific Forest Products Limited (Tahsis Lumber Operation and Gold River Pulp), Weldwood of Canada (Flavelle Cedar Division), and Houston Forest Products Company. Mike holds a ‘Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)’ designation from the BC Human Resources Management Association, along with other educational credentials related to his role.