Mike is a Prevot D'Armes (Prevot certification in all three weapons) through the United States Fencing Coaches Association and an International Member of the British Academy of Fencing.
Mike is the Owner and Head Instructor of the Madison Fencing Academy.
Mike's very active in the fencing community as an Executive Committee member of the Wisconsin Division of USA Fencing and a Head Examiner for the USFCA.
At the Midwest Conference Championships on 3/7/10 at Notre Dame University, Mike was honored as the Midwest Conference Coach of the Year; a distinction voted on by other conference coaches. This honor is a first for a Wisconsin fencing coach.