Michael Wolfe was born in Richmond 35 years ago, is happily married to his wife Tiffany. He lives close to the land of this great grandparents, thankful that the generations have passed down the values of caring for neighbours and the land that provides for us all.
Wolfe is a public school science teacher at McNair Secondary in Richmond. Over the years, known as Mr. Wolfe, he has taught all subjects and grade levels, including at the board office as a teacher consultant, where he supported teachers and contributed to policy development and organizing district-wide events. With his ability to lead by example, he pioneered the new B.C. curricula and is now offering the new courses of Environmental Science 11 and 12. Recently he was recruited to provide professional development to future teachers of these courses. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Education degree from UBC with a focus on education for sustainability, where he works closely with stakeholders who are involved with social change.
Wolfe has been a longtime community advocate, providing direct feedback on community services and is currently serving as a board member for the Richmond Health Advisory Committee, Richmond Nature Park Society, and the Garden City Conservation Society. Since proving himself as an outspoken leader on Agricultural Land Reserve issues, he has served as a Richmond director of the Farmland Defence League of BC, advocating for the preservation of farmland, agriculture, food security, and the viability of rural life. Each spring he farms a diversity of edibles and raises chickens, bees, and fish with his students to provide learning outcomes on the work involved with growing the food we eat.
Wolfe has been honoured to receive recognition for his role as a mentor for leaders of tomorrow, including being previously profiled as a "Top 30 under 30" in Richmond, and topping a newspaper reader's poll as the "Best person you would like to see in office." He is unequivocally committed to providing a voice for the voiceless, for the good of the whole Richmond-Queensborough community.