Mike was a WSU football player during college, and after college he played semi-pro football in San Diego for 3 years. Mike has a BS from Winona State University in School and Community Health and Physical Education as well as a coaching certificate. He has a lifelong background with weightlifting and was a national competitor power lifter in a previous life. He has a black belt in Tae Kwon Doe. He discovered CrossFit in 2010 and fell in love with it. After a 28 year career in the business world, he needed a change and decided to go back to his passion of working with people to enhance their fitness and their lives.