Mike Bondi joined Oregon State University in 1978 and served as an Extension Forestry Agent on the North Oregon Coast (Clatsop and Tillamook Counties) until 1985. At that time, he transferred positions to Clackamas County where he worked with private woodland owners and Christmas tree growers for more than 25 years. Bondi is best known for establishing the Clackamas Tree School, creating the 140-acre Hopkins Demonstration Forest, and managing a unique international forestry education tour program for more than two decades. Bondi was appointed a Regional Administrator for the OSU Extension Service in 2011. Today, he has responsibility for nearly 50 faculty and staff, plus budgets and facilities at two OSU locations in the Clackamas Region—the Clackamas County Extension office in Oregon City and the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora.