Mike Strickland, Treasurer
Mike grew up on a small vegetable farm in Missouri. It was here that he explored the surrounding forests and creeks, and developed a love for the natural world. After serving in the Army for five years, Mike came back to his exploration of the natural world and earned a degree in biology from William Jewell College. He then went on to receive his PhD in ecology from the University of Georgia. Mike and his family arrived on the Palouse in 2016, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Soil and Water Systems at the University of Idaho. His research now focuses on understanding how soil microbial communities relate to ecosystem carbon and nutrient cycling. When he’s not researching soils, Mike enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife Catherine and their two sons.