As Program Director, Mike is responsible for the successful operation and delivery of all recreation programs offered at STARS. Though he is born and raised from Colorado, Mike came to STARS by way of Iowa where he served at the Director and founder of Adaptive Sports Iowa. Mike has been working within the recreation, sports, and adaptive sports industries for nearly 18 years prior to joining STARS. He holds a BA is Sports Administration from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO and a Masters of Public Administration from Drake University in Des Moines, IA.
Why I love STARS….
Recreation and sports can have a profound and positive impact on quality of life. Within the realm of disability, however, it can be transformative. I come from a household with a blind father and I have vivid memories playing soccer with him in our back yard with a beeping ball.
At an organization like STARS we have the opportunity to introduce and provide impactful programs that are fun yet challenging and motivational for our clients and their families.
Other Stuff about Mike…
- I’m blessed with an amazing wife and two beautiful daughters
- I enjoy being outside and active year round
- Motorcycle + mountain roads = FUN!