Mike has worked in the coffee processing, packaging, and distribution industry for over 30 years. In the past 6 years at Firedancer, Mike has worked in the specialty beverage market, focusing on quality, employee, and food safety and helping companies achieve operational excellence. He has received certifications in the various food safety certification schemes and has demonstrated proficiency in program development, management, internal audit, root cause analysis, HACCP, GMPs, and food safe certification processes.
Mike is also a AST (authorized SCA trainer) for the Specialty Coffee Association. He teaches around the world in areas of green coffee, sensory skills, coffee roasting, brewing and coffee science. He also serves on the Educational Council of the SCA, helping refine and create educational programs for them.