Having grown up on the ocean in Prince Rupert, Mike spent his youth commercial fishing. As an adult he moved to Vancouver, Canada where he worked in the hospitality industry for many popular restaurants and completed a career in Corporate Sales. He has enjoyed exploring the Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound which offers some of the best sailing in the world.
He holds a Transport Canada SVOP Captains license, Commercial Helicopter License, and both Sail Canada and America Sailing Association Instructors Certificates.
Fortunately, he has taught and sailed in some amazing countries: Greece, Thailand, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, San Fransico, USA, and Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Mike believes the best environment for learning is allowing nature and the sailboat to present the best platform in a relaxed way while enjoying all aspects of the cruising lifestyles… someone has to snorkel, paddleboard and visit these amazing anchorages.