Michael Potter started his Extension career in Nueces County in February, 2001. Prior to that, he worked in both the retail and wholesale nursery industry and self employed as a landscape designer. From 1991 – 1997, he worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the Big Island of Hawaii as a Plant Protection and Quarantine technician. His expertise lies in environmental education, turfgrass maintenance and landscape design.
Within his Extension duties, Potter coordinated a 102 member Master Gardener volunteer group which extended his horticultural programming to schools and youth organizations in Nueces County. He was also the coordinator for the South Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program which serves Nueces and Kleberg counties.
Potter partnered with multiple community organizations to coordinate horticultural and environmental education efforts in Nueces County. He served on the Xeriscape Corpus Christi committee, Beautify Corpus Christi Association board, Unified Development Code Committee for Landscaping for the City of Corpus Christi and was recently appointed to the Water Resource Advisory Committee for Corpus Christi.
Potter holds a B.S. in Plant and Soil Science from Texas A&M University Kingsville and a M.S. in Agriculture Science from Texas A&M Kingsville.