Mike Fisher is a Principal Consultant at Northern Economics and serves as the firm’s Vice President. He has been with Northern Economics since 2001. He holds graduate degrees in Business Administration and Project Management, as well as the Project Management Professional certification.
Mike has worked on a wide variety of projects at Northern Economics, ranging from feasibility studies for Alaskan ports and harbors to statistical analyses to market studies and business plans. He has also given presentations at a number of conferences held by the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators and a session on business planning at the Alaska Sea Grant’s Marine Advisory Program’s Public Seafood Processing and Cold Storage Facility Workshop.
In addition to his work at Northern Economics, Mike taught as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Alaska Anchorage for a decade, including graduate courses in Operations Research, Cost Estimating, and Project Cost Management as well as guest lectures on Project Risk Management. He also taught selected sections of PMP certification prep courses.
Mike provides strong quantitative and analytical skills, a broad business background, and the ability to communicate results effectively to Northern Economics’ clients.
Mike’s answers to life’s more important questions:
Great escape: The backcountries of Alaska and Utah.
Why Alaska: There’s nowhere else I’d rather be.
Type I Fun: Getting outside, all hours and seasons! Running, skiing, hiking, paddling, skiing, camping. “Adventures” on questionable “routes” and at unreasonable hours with like-minded friends. Seeing who’s the frostiest after a winter run.
Type II Fun: Testing one’s mettle in remote areas, under extreme conditions, and under physical and mental stress, and learning what you’re made of. The situations that you get if you get, but that could never be explained if not.