Michael "Finnegan" Anderson grew up in a small town in central Utah where hunting and fishing was about subsistence as well as sport. His parents started taking him along on fishing and hunting trips when he was only two years old and he's been chasing fur, feathers and scales ever since. His primary passion these days is archery and big game bowhunting. He's a NBEF Bowhunter Education instructor and received a 2013 Stewardship Award from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources for his efforts in the National Archery in the Schools Program. He's been a member and served on the boards of several conservation organizations in the past, but now focuses his attention on BHA due to the threats posed by privatization of public lands and booming energy development in the state of Utah.
Finn has been a public school teacher for 25 years and currently works at an alternative high school where half of his contract is teaching advanced students online. The best thing about his job is that he can teach school from his campsite or fishing boat. The worst thing about his job is that he can teach school from his campsite or fishing boat. He lives in Sandy, Utah.