Michael Yankoski is a writer, ethicist, and aspiring urban homesteader who dreams of becoming a competent woodworker, musician, and sailor.

He graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA with a degree in Computer Science, received his MA in theological studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has authored four books.

Michael grew up in Colorado, feels most at ease on the Pacific Coast, and currently makes his home in Maine's Kennebec Valley, from which he is completing his PhD in Environmental Ethics and International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.