Mike Quist Kautz is the Program Director for Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation.
Mike grew up in Maine among the foothills of the White Mountains. After earning a degree in Environmental Science from Middlebury College, he managed the Appalachian Mountain Club’s backcountry hut system in New Hampshire, and then went on to get a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Montana.
Believing time spent outside is essential to stewardship, Mike’s focus is the intersection of recreation and conservation. Prior to ASC, he worked as the Operations Manager for the Yellowstone Association in Yellowstone National Park.
Mike also has a background in education. He spent a year teaching English in Turkey on a Fulbright grant, and now leads international photography workshops for National Geographic Student Expeditions. Mike loves to ski, climb mountains, ride motorcycles and learn new languages.
Mike will present the film Running Wild during the Adventure, Inspired Film Program with Stacy Bare on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Arts.
Tickets for the program may be purchased here.