I am a natural resources professional with 7 years of field experience. I have converted my family farm from conventional production to ecologically informed production. We host over 10,000 students on field trips each year. I have created special events which reach over 1000 students each year. My work has been featured in a collection of over 25 newspapers, television news spotlights, podcasts, and conferences.
Michele Archie leads Harbinger Consulting’s public deliberation, economic analysis, and Geotourism work. Michele holds a Master’s Degree in environmental studies from the University of Montana.
Michele has been involved with NAAEE’s Environmental Issues Forums program from its inception, contributed to the Environmental Education Community Engagement Guidelines, and has developed curricula and conducted trainings related to community engagement in public deliberation.
Since 2003, Michele has led Harbinger’s work engaging communities and public lands managers in understanding and expanding economic relationships between national parks and other public lands and their gateway communities. Harbinger has conducted more than 25 of these economic studies, where effective engagement has frequently spurred collaborative sustainable tourism and economic development efforts.