Mike O’Meara


Mike is a long-time Kachemak Bay area resident and activist who has been the editorial cartoonist for the Homer News since 1980. Before moving he was a public school teacher in Hollywood, California and Anchorage, Alaska. Mike worked with Homer’s Pratt Museum for 19 years developing and administering science/environmental education exhibits and programs. Probably best known for his remotely operated video camera projects for observing wild seabirds and brown bears. Mike is a founding member of Cook Inletkeeper, the Sierra Club’s Alaska Chapter, Kachemak Bay Conservation Society, Alaska Marine Conservation Council and supporter of many other environmental organizations. After retiring from the Pratt Museum in 2008, he helped launch and guide the Homer Electric Association Members Forum; a ratepayers group promoting transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy technology.

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