As a former sponsored skateboarder and BMX racer, Mike has turned a passion into a profession, tapping his knowledge as a user to inform his creativity and design expertise. A licensed landscape architect who believes that a skate park should be a park you can skate in, Mike has helped pioneer such movements as the “skate plaza” and the “wheel friendly-barrier free plaza.” He also incorporates into his designs sustainable elements and components that reflect the specific context of the park’s location. Mike has additionally been involved with the development of BMX racing standards used in today’s track development.
Mike has designed hundreds of action sport related projects, each receiving very positive community response. Among those are skate parks, BMX facilities, and adventure themed projects from the United States, Canada, and London, to South Africa, Israel, and the Grand Cayman Islands. Recently, Mike completed the first U.S. BMX Supercross Facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina and is currently planning several mountain bike flow trails, pump tracks and skills courses.