Chris Michael

Community & Experiential Advisor; Digital Storytelling

Chris was born and raised in southwestern Idaho, where he learned the value of exploring wild places while in high school. This brought him to Montana State University, where he graduated with academic achievement from the Honors College with a BS in Health and Human Performance and a minor in Hispanic Studies. When he wasn’t in the classroom, Chris enjoyed the forests and rivers around Bozeman, worked as a ski instructor at Brundage Mountain and raft guide on Idaho’s Payette River and Salmon River. In his free time, Chris enjoys mountain biking, skiing, whitewater kayaking, cribbage, and reading novels. Chris obtained his first Swiftwater Rescue Technician certification in 2015 and his Wilderness First Responder in 2019. Once a student here at the Alzar School, Chris is excited to be joining our community again as a Community and Experiential Advisor and the co-teacher for Digital Storytelling. Chris can be reached by email at or by phone at +1 (833) 862-5927 Ext. 708.