Mike got his Bachelor of Arts in English from Oregon State University. After becoming a technical writer, he discovered that he enjoyed writing code more than he enjoyed writing documentation. He has spent the last 10 years working with programming languages and databases while designing and maintaining software used internally by credit unions.
Mike is an avid reader, and enjoys hiking and spending time with his family. Mike lives in Corvallis with his wife, Tina, and daughter, Amanda.
CBI worked with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop the Water Plan Information Exchange (Water PIE), powered by Data Basin, to promote integrated regional water management through data sharing.
CBI partnered with The Applied Climate Science Lab (ACSL) at the University of Idaho (UI) to expand functionality and data integration between the Northwest Knowledge Network (NKN) and Data Basin. CBI also created a conterminous US Climate Console.
CBI is providing science and technical support to assist the California Energy Commission (CEC) in planning the state’s future energy needs, which includes achieving aggressive renewable energy goals with minimal damage to natural systems.
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Recently, my family and I went on a road trip from Oregon to visit friends and family down in Sacramento, California. Not a long trip, but as happens with road trips I was driving and my wife and daughter were asleep in the car. So, it was me, the empty road, and the radio. I found myself really listening to song lyrics that previously just passed over me. It was then that Elton John’s “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” came on, and ...
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