Director, Coastal Zone Initiative

Mike Molnar

Mike serves as the Director of the Coastal Zone Initiative which focuses on turning Manomet’s efforts on coastal habitat and species protection into a more comprehensive gray to green approach. Mike works to engage partners at multiple levels and help develop a community of practice focusing on holistic coastal management that benefits all the flora and fauna, including humans, in the face of a changing climate and landscape.

Before joining Manomet, Mike spent the better part of almost two decades working in the coastal zone management space. First as a Program Manager for the Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program and then in various capacities with Coastal States Organization. Additional past work for two state legislatures round out his past experience.

A native of the Great Lakes region, Mike is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and Indiana University’s Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife and their rescue dog. Being an avid birder, and amateur photographer help enhance his appreciation of our shared natural world.