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Mike Barbee

Senior Director of Programs
Blue Wave

Mike has put his degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Master of Civil and Environmental Engineering to work in international relief and development since 2005. Mike grew up in Southern Africa, which has shaped every facet of his work integrating Water, Sanitation and Hygiene with the other basics of life.

Mike joined Water4 in 2016 out of a keen conviction that traditional methods of engaging people in creating transformation in their lives and communities needs to be continuously re-engaged and renewed. The water insecurity that people face every day needs new approaches and new collaborations. During his time at Water4, Mike has experienced almost every aspect of the organization and has supported among other things the development of Water4’s strategic focus, methods and systems of data collection, and programmatic team growth and direction.

Mike is currently living in Colorado where he spends time with family, the mountains and his motorhome.