Mike’s past experience includes research in the Pulmonary Function Lab at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. Other accomplishments include the development of a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, Quality Assurance Program and an Education/Inservice Curriculum, along with a successful Medical Records audit program and other roles in management. He values his experience gained while volunteering for the Red Cross, translating for spanish speaking victims during the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and also working with the Red Crescent in Bangladesh after over 138,000 lives were lost during a cyclone, leaving 10 million homeless.
Military service includes three honorable discharges with the United States Marine Corps over a 17 year period while on Active Duty and as a Reservist with Special Operations Capable units, specializing in Stinger Missles & as an Infantry Armorer, from Desert Storm through Operation Iraqi Freedom, participating in humanitarian operations and combat missions, along with successful completion of the USMC Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Academy.
As a supervisor with a hospital Outreach department in 1997, Mike asked management to support his idea to become a CPR/BLS Instructor, which would also assist with marketing efforts, while providing quality, affordable education to local nearby facilities. While teaching, he learned that sharing knowledge is very rewarding. This synergy would soon establish and nurture relationships, which were the beginning steps of a new path with a focus on education, leading to what is now known as CPR 3G,LLC – American Heart Classes – “Three Generations of Educators”.