Mike’s wealth of experience in non-profit youth work, development, and in business has been and is motivated by a desire to see young people flourish in all areas of life by being given opportunities to safely explore their unique gifts and passions. He moved cross-country to Nova Scotia from B.C. 12 years ago to coordinate the youth programs of the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia & PEI. Prior to this he had worked as a High School teacher at Leysin American School in Switzerland, and as the First Mate of the tall ship Pacific Swift with the youth sail training organization SALTS. Mike and his wife Lisa also started The Wired Monk Coffee Bistro in South End Halifax. For the past two years Mike has run his own consultancy business, assisting Nova Scotia non-profits in their fundraising endeavours.
Mike has a Physical Education degree with minors in Recreation and History. He also has a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Regent College, where he focused his studies on the intersection of literature and theology. Mike’s development skills have been expanded through completing courses in non-profit fundraising from the Grantsmanship Centre. Since moving to Halifax he has focused his volunteer efforts with ARK Outreach, an organization that serves street-engaged youth in Halifax.
Mike lives in Dartmouth with his wife, two kids, and Stella the dog. In his free time you will find Mike surfing, making stop motion animation films with his kids, riding bikes, and sailing “Red Bird” the family dinghy on Lake Micmac.