Michael has been practicing and teaching Historic Preservation methodology in the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years. He has been at the forefront of local preservation issues, policies and projects. As Principal of Artifacts Consulting, Michael has instituted a focus on preservation policy that focuses on architectural treatments, investment tax credit strategies, and historic resources regulatory compliance. Michael has been directly involved in applications and approval of more that $100 million in tax incentive leveraged rehabilitation projects and has been an advocate for historic preservation efforts at virtually every level of activity from world heritage site issues to local landmark campaigns.
Michael is Past President of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and serves as an Advisor from Washington State to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In 2012 Michael was elected to the Advisors Executive Committee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is chair of the Public Policy Committee. Michael is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington Tacoma and serves on the grant committee for Humanities Washington.