Mike has degrees in Political Science and English from the Universities of Florida and South Florida, respectively. He also earned a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from USF. While at USF he was the managing editor of the literary journal Saw Palm and taught undergraduate courses in composition and creative writing.
In addition to writing and photography, Mike is an avid wilderness traveler. He has thru-hiked the Appalachian and Florida Trails, paddled the entire coastline of Florida in a kayak, and hiked half the length of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Every photo that appears at the top of a page was taken by Mike while hiking the Florida and Pacific Crest Trails, or while living on a farm in rural Maryland.
Want to chat about something? Questions? Send me a message using the form and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I spend a lot of time in the wilderness without internet access so please don't be upset if I don't get back to you right away.