Jun 24, 2022
As a young adult, Mike lived in
New York City from 1981 to 1991, working as a freelance
illustrator. During that time, he spent one winter season as a ski
bum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in 1986 and couldn’t get it out of
his system. So Mike moved west permanently in 1991, eventually
settling in Driggs, Idaho, where he spent a quarter of a century.
He worked for NOLS in the Rockies, The Pacific Northwest, Canada
and Alaska for 17 years. Mike taught backpacking, mountaineering,
backcountry skiing, and rock climbing courses for NOLS. He also
spearheaded the lightweight courses at NOLS. In those years, he
divided his time between outdoor work and illustration. Mike is now
living on Puget Sound near Seattle, focusing on his
Mike has illustrated or written at least nine books.
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