Mike is from Washington State, and has lived in various parts of the Pacific Northwest and California. He started his outdoor career at a young age and it followed him through college at WWU, where he obtained a degree in Outdoor Recreation, and into his current professions. Mike has worked as a mountaineering and rock climbing guide, professional ski patroller, backcountry educator, challenge course director, and radio DJ. He currently lives in Leavenworth, WA. You can find him working in the winter as the Base Operations Manager for Cascade Powder Cats, and in the summer with the Wenatchee Valley Rappellers on the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest.