Michael Tritico is a retired biologist. He grew up in Lake Charles but now lives on high ground just to the north, in Beauregard Parish. In the mid-seventies he was the first Coastal Zone Manager for the Imperial Calcasieu Region (five Southwest Louisiana Parishes). Through the decades he has worked as a consultant, usually for neighborhoods afflicted by environmental degradations. He is the President of RESTORE (Restore Explicit Symmetry To Our Ravaged Earth).