Michael McBride "and his wife, Diane, are the founders/owners of The Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge near Homer Alaska, named as one of the “World’s Best Small Resorts” by the Harper Hideaway Report. He served for six years as a member of the Smithsonian’s National Board, is a former Trustee of the Nature Conservancy and founder of the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. The Center is a winner of the National Science Foundations award for excellence in science education and, now in its 25th year, over 43,000 children have experienced multi-day marine science programs. Mr. McBride has worked for several Alaskan governors in a variety of capacities. He is an Advisory Board member of Project Lighthawk and a founding patron for “The Bateleurs - Volunteer Pilots Flying for Conservation in Africa.” He has led expeditions around the world, is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a member of the Explorers Club, and a Master Guide. He also writes and lectures about the importance of Alaska to America’s future." 
- Trustee, WILD Foundation
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- Trustees, WILD Foundation, accessed November 13, 2007.