Mike is owner/operator of CrossFit Malibu and can be found paddling, surfing or on a nearby trail when he isn't running CrossFit classes at "The Hut." Mike completed his Sports Medicine degree at Pepperdine University and has enjoyed teaching and training kids and adults in many capacities since then. He has worked as a health educator in Thailand for US Peace Corps, directed Outdoor Education Camps in India, run physical education courses for teacher credentialing programs, developed large group marathon training programs, taught elementary school in south LA, facilitated exercise research with projects at UCLA, and created a business in outdoor adventure fitness. Most recently he directed and taught within the Physical Education Department at Pepperdine University for 4 years. Mike holds masters degrees in Public Health from Boston University and Outdoor Education from Universitet Linkoping in Sweden. He is a certified Sports Performance Coach for USA Weightlifting, is a Level 1 certified CrossFit trainer and has additional CrossFit certs in Gymnastics, CrossFit Kids and Mobility/Recovery.