CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER
Mike McKinney, BA
Mike earned his BA from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo. After a career as a Sales Manager for a medical supply company, he created and ran Creation Design Group, a successful advertising agency. In 1998, looking for further meaning in his work, he began his position with at-risk students at a wilderness program in Idaho. There he discovered his passion for inspiring adolescents and met his wife, Suzanne.
Mike later added to his experience with adolescents as Director of the Trails program at Oakley School and Admissions Director at Coral Reef Academy. In 2004 he and his family moved to Hawaii, realizing Mike’s dream to serve children and their families in this unique setting. He is married with two young boys and enjoys fishing, camping, water sports and spending time with his family.