Mike has worked professionally in archaeology and cultural heritage management since 2000. In the past 15 years he has completed or assisted with hundreds of Indigenous heritage projects in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Western Australia and Indonesia.
Prior to establishing Black Wattle Archaeology Mike held a number of senior roles for various heritage consulting firms and major resource companies. In these senior roles Mike had responsibility for the management of heritage studies and approvals; heritage management policy and development, archaeological research design and methods, large scale project management for heritage surveys and excavations. Through undertaking these roles Mike has gained extensive experience in consulting with Indigenous communities and remote area field logistics. Mike has extensive experience in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia working there continually since 2008.