Mike began his journey as a coach when he was a student at Northwestern University. During that time he was working in the Emergency Department at Highland Park Hospital, while studying for a career in medicine and going to CrossFit classes whenever possible. He quickly saw the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in the local community and decided to seek a career in wellness, where prevention allowed people to truly live, not just simply be alive.
Prior to attending Northwestern, Mike served eight years in the United States Marine Corps as an Anti-armor Assaultman and later as Chief Scout Sniper at 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines, based at MCB Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. During that time Mike proudly served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After completing his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University in Psychology and Biological Sciences, he went on to earn his Master of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Applied Exercise Physiology at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3)
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Competitor’s Trainer
CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
CrossFit Games Judge 2017
Eleiko Olympic Weightlifting for Strength and Conditioning Coaches
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS-NSCA)