Mike Petersen has been Executive Director of the Lands Council for 12 years. Born in Colorado, Mike later met Edward Abbey and was inspired to become an activist. More recently, Mike has worked with three forest coalitions and the Spokane River Toxics Task Force. He is on the Board of Farm Power and the Odyssey Youth Movement. Mike has an Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State, which he uses in his work on cleaning up stormwater. He also co-hosts Earth Matters Now on KYRS.