Mike, a 2001 graduate of Newbury Park High School, attended Moorpark College for a year before transferring to Occidental College with a football scholarship. Mike Spent three years playing for the SCIAC Champion Tigers graduating with his bachelor’s degree in 2005. In the summer of 2005, Mike spent six months playing professionally in Europe for the Gefle Red Devils of Sweden. Mike also served as the Defense Coordinator for the organizations prep team as well as the head strength and conditioning coach.
Upon his return home, Mike went back to Occidental College to complete his master’s degree and secondary school teaching credential, which he completed in the spring of 2006. In December of 2006, Mike represented team USA against team Canada in a football showdown between the two countries. Between 2005 and 2008 Mike spent four seasons as the Strength & Conditioning and Secondary coach for the Occidental College football team. Moreover, in September of 2008 Mike took over as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Harvard-Westlake School where he was put in charge of the schools middle school development program. Since his arrival the program has been ranked number in the nation and has received much acclaim.
Mike has been coaching and competing in CrossFit for five years now. He has worked with many regional and CrossFit Games competitors to go along with his work with Team USA weightlifters and beach volleyball players. In addition, Mike still continues to work with the area youth and high school athletes helping to place them many into colleges of all levels.
Due to his love for CrossFit and seeing a need to offer the Conejo Valley a quality run establishment Mike along with his business partners decided to open their own gym, Precision CrossFit located in Westlake Village, CA. Mike is also the lead programmer for WOD GEAR and the Shakedown Team Series.