Mick Phillips enjoys his work as an enrollee with the Forest Service ACES program as a Recreation Technician conducting trail bridge inspections and trail surveys and associated database entry. A Forest Service employee recommended the ACES program when Mick retired from the Burlington Northern San Francisco (BNSF) Railroad. His passion for hiking National Forest trails combined with his US Army Veteran attention to detail ethos and land navigation skill set provides him with a beneficial foundation for his Forest Service ACES duties.
Mick supports the recreation trails program staff on the Custer Gallatin, Beaverhead Deerlodge and Lewis & Clark National Forests in Montana conducting major and minor trail bridge inspection and condition surveys and enters data collected into national trail databases. He is looking forward to developing his inspection skills. During his free time Mick enjoys spending time with his wife and children in a variety of outdoor activities especially downhill skiing.