Mike Scher was born in 1956 in the East and has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry. His most recent career was running a chemical manufacturing company in New York. Earlier in his career, he taught chemistry, earth science, and physical sciences at the middle school and high school level. For 5 years he taught a broad range of outdoor education programs, including his first trip to the Tetons, which was when he was leading backpacking trips for teens around the Rockies. He and his wife and two teenage boys moved to Jackson thirteen years ago. He is passionate about the outdoors and spends time hiking, camping and skiing; looking at and studying the geology is always part of those outdoor experiences. For the past 9 years he has been a volunteer backcountry ranger for Grand Teton National Park.
He loves the sciences, especially earth science; he has enjoyed and is honored to have been a GJH board member for the past 10 years. He is interested in and has read about a broad spectrum of geologic topics, with a particular passion for fossils. He has served on the Board since 2014 and contributes to the generation and organization of public program speakers. He has presented three Tuesday night GJH public presentations including his first one on local fossils in 2012. He has led 2 field trips in 2016 and looks forward to many more.