Max has worked on conservation and public lands issues for the past 15 years, including 2 years with LegacyWorks and 12 years with the National Park Service. His experience includes facilitating collaborative conservation partnerships in both domestic and international settings, resource management, community outreach and data system development. In his role with LegacyWorks, Max works hands on with our conservation partners and funders to develop and execute community oriented conservation projects.
Max received a Masters in Environmental Science and Management from UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School and a BA from the University of Virginia with distinction. He is a Switzer Fellow, recipient of the Bren School’s Academic Achievement Award, recipient of the Gary Hunt Prize in Environmental Policy, and winner of UC Santa Barbara’s New Venture Competition. Max lives in Jackson, Wyoming with his wife Maria Hayashida, his daughter Joy, and their two dogs. He enjoys mountain biking, backcountry skiing, fishing, hunting, and any other excuse he can find to get outside and enjoy the Tetons.