Max was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma before moving to Northern California to volunteer for AmeriCorps and work for with the Marin Conservation Corps and Audubon Canyon Ranch in Bolinas. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Prescott College in Field Biology with an emphasis in Ornithology. Max then traveled extensively to do field work from South Africa to Alaska; studying wildfire in Colorado, beetle infestation in Wyoming, and an oil spill on the Gulf Coast before beginning a Master’s of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology from Colorado State University.
Max’s thesis focused on avian recolonization in wildfire areas in Southeastern Colorado. He designed and implemented a two year study evaluating the avian communities present within fire sites of different ages in Mesa Verde National Park. Max also completed Duke University’s Nonprofit Management program at the Durham campus.
When not at Audubon, Max can be found in the kitchen, fly-fishing, or playing outside with his wife, Michelle, and their sons, Bennett and Jack.
Contact Max Goldman
431 West Seventh Avenue, Suite 101
Anchorage, AK, 99501