(CFM) Mike Harvey has worked with many communities to successfully guide whitewater park, dam modification and river corridor improvement projects through planning, permitting, public-process, funding, design and construction phases. Mike has served REP as a project manager on projects of varying size and scope and in diverse communities around the country. Mike's background in education and his communication skills complement technical abilities in design, modeling, floodplain management and construction. Mike’s personal interests include, a background in competitive whitewater kayaking (including qualifying for the US National Canoe and Kayak Team in 2009) and serving his hometown of Salida, Colorado as the President of the Arkansas River Trust and Co-Chair of the City of Salida Recreation Board. Mike is also co-owner of a company that makes surf boards for surfing river waves. The board of directors for the Nation's oldest whitewater festival, FIBArk recently announced Mike as the event's 2011 commodore, following in Gary's footsteps as the ceremonial head of this nationally recognized whitewater event.