Max was born and raised in North Carolina, calling Chapel Hill his home until he left for college. He attended Denison University in Ohio where he earned a B.A. in environmental studies and a minor in geoscience. He gained a great appreciation for environmental service through his internship at Triangle Land Conservancy and interest in conservation. Knowing he wanted to return to North Carolina after graduation, he looked towards western North Carolina for an experience in the mountains where he served his first term in Project Conserve. He is excited to continue his service for a second term as Habitat Restoration and Volunteer Coordinator at Conserving Carolina. In his free time he enjoys swimming, disc golf, biking, and watching college basketball.