Michael leads Natel Energy’s expanding programmatic efforts in the Kingdom of Bhutan in partnership with Druk Holding and Investments (DHI), Bhutan’s sovereign holding company. The companies are collaborating to develop a portfolio of EcoSmartHydro projects in Bhutan and a turbine manufacturing facility to serve both domestic as well as regional markets.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from St. Olaf College and a Master’s Degree in International Development Policy from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Michael brings 10 years of experience as an independent consultant and project developer in geographies spanning mainland Southeast Asia on issues and projects related to rural electrification, community development, sustainable natural resource management and the water-energy-agriculture nexus.
Michael is passionate about people and the limitless potential of every human being to contribute to the creation of a more just, equitable and compassionate world. A Colorado native, he enjoys slow-cooked food, star-filled skies, deep breaths of crisp mountain air and long hikes with his wife and family.