For the past 20 years Mike has worked with a diverse range of populations & organizations in the fields of Recreation, Education and Healthcare.
Mike held the position of National Director of Safety & Training for Outward Bound Canada. He has instructed or consulted on outdoor recreation at Acadia University, Saint Francis Xavier University, and Cape Breton University. He was part of the start up and design team for Brigadoon Village - a specialized camp for youth with chronic illnesses.
Mike teaches safety & staff training for Canada's oldest residential camp, YMCA Camp Big Cove, has helped the Nova Scotia Sea School with medical screening, and has facilitated the creation of a school wide outdoor education program for one of Atlantic Canada's leading independent schools, Rothesay Netherwood School.
Mike completed a Bachelor of Recreation Management, a Bachelor of Education, and is currently enrolled in a Masters of Community Development at Acadia University. He lives in rural Nova Scotia and teaches at an alternative and experiential high-school.