Raised in Kings Beach, CA, Mike has been running trails for more than half of his life. He ran competitively at Incline High School in Incline Village, NV, and competed collegiately at Malone University in Canton, Ohio, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science: Pre-Physical Therapy.
Following college, Mike took time away from running to focus on work and learning more about how to develop athletes in the mountain running world. Since he began racing again in 2017, he has broken numerous course records, and finished on the podium for dozens of trail races. His training philosophy focuses on the idea that getting back to the basics of trail running while maintaining the routine of a well-rounded athlete is essential to improving performance.
Mike currently lives in Truckee, California, where he continues to reach for higher peaks regardless of the season. If you don’t catch him on the trails in the Tahoe area, you can find him bartending at The Manzanita restaurant, crafting cocktails and serving smiles. Mike holds a USATF Level 1 coaching certification.
Top Race Results
2nd Place- The Broken Arrow Skyrace 52k
1st Place- Mt. Ashland Hill Climb
1st Place- Silver State 50k (Course Record)
1st Place- Knickerbocker Trail Run 35k (Course Record)
13th Place- Way Too Cool 50k
1st Place- Tahoe Flume Trail Classic (Course Record)
13th Place- Tamalpa Headlands 50k
1st Place- Squaw Valley Mountain Run
4th Place- The Broken Arrow Skyrace 26k
2nd Place- The Broken Arrow Skyrace VK
5th Place- Transvulcania Marathon
1st Place- Knickerbocker Trail Run 35k