Mike Flaherty came to Global Collaborations with extensive management experience in the for-profit sector, fostering growth through strategic support and organizational direction in large and small firms. Most recently, as Business Manager at Juniper Ridge, he supported the fledgling company’s position as a leader in the natural aromatherapy field. Prior to that, he spearheaded several product initiatives as Regional Manager of Backroads, one of the world’s largest active travel companies. Mike is driven by a philosophy centering on cultivated experiences, exceeding client expectations, and finding meaningful connections through every step of a project to guarantee innovative and memorable results. In close connection with the Senior Business Director, he plays a key leadership role for the direction and management of the Exploratorium Global Collaborations team, overseeing a dynamic portfolio of projects. Mike has a BA in English literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz.