Mike enjoys being outdoors and challenges. Ice climbing, rock climbing, backpacking, kayaking, power boating, sailing are some of his passions. His summits include Mount Rainier in Washington, Mount Hood in Oregon, and Mount Washington in New Hampshire. He currently owns a 37-foot cruising sloop and explores the fjords of Southcentral Alaska.
He served as an officer in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. As a qualified boat crew member, Mike has served on 25 foot and 27 foot response boats. He has proudly assisted several mariners in distress.