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 a hospital in the Chicago suburbs, studying for a career in medicine, and going to CrossFit classes whenever possible. In the ED he quickly saw the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in the local community and decided to forgo a career in medicine and instead build a career in health and wellness, where prevention of chronic disease through fitness would allow 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.
On weekends Mike travels around the country as a member of CrossFit headquarters level 1 seminar staff. As a Head Trainer for CrossFit HQ he takes great pride in the responsibility and privilege of developing tomorrow’s CrossFit trainers and affiliate owners.
CrossFit Headquarters Level 1 Seminar Staff, Head Trainer
Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3)
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)
Master of Science in Kinesiology with concentration in Applied Exercise Physiology-University of Illinois-chicago