Mike is one of the most educated and awarded International swimming pool designers. After completing his degree in Landscape Architecture he has specialized in Elite Residential Pool, Water Features and surrounding environments for the last 3 decades. He is a popular instructor at International and Regional conferences on swimming pool design for over 15 years, due to his varied design styles, with over 800 upscale and unusual constructed projects. His projects have won over 100 design awards, featured in over 300 YouTube videos and featured in numerous magazines and television features, including HGTV Cool Pools and Ultimate Pools. He is Co-Founder of The Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge and columnist for over 100 articles in WaterShape Magazine.
Over 300 Pool Videos
~What Is It? Series
~Consumer Education Series
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How Mike Got Started:
Mike & his cousin
Mike's passion for the outdoors is remembered from a newspaper clip of him playing in his Grandparent's yard & bird bath when they won "Outstanding Yard of Wall Township". He always wanted to build & create things - The "King of Lincoln Logs". He was going to be a great Residential Architect - always about creating the home.
1983 Texas Certified Nurseryman
BS Texas Tech Landscape Architecture 1985
California Landscape Arthitect (#3808 1993-2013)
APSP Certified Building Professional (CBP) 2002-current
Has attended classes at Regional & International Pool Shows since 1998. (Over 250 hours of certification training)
SWD certification from Genesis 3 2011-2020
Tributary Revelation - 2020
Reading Hundreds of Books
Master Pool Design Professional from PHTA/Genesis 2022
WaterShapes International Watershape Institute Certification "IWI" 2023
Classes Mike's Taught
2020 - APSP Region3 " Residential Resorts" and
PSP International "Residential Staycations"
2019 - PSP International "Advanced Pool Design"
and "The Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge"
APSP Region 3- "Advanced Pool Design"
2018 - PSP International " How To Win Your Client"
" and "The Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge"
APSP Region 3 - "How To Win Your Client"
2017 - PSP International "Designing From Simple To Simply Amazing "
APSP Region 3 & Atlantic City "Designing From Simple To Simply Amazing"
2016 - PSP International & Region3 "New Custom Pool Trends -
The Architectural Pool"
2015 - PSP International & Region3 "Designing on Hillsides"
2013 - PSP International "Designing Big in Small Spaces" and "Outdoor Living"
2010 - NSPI Regional Show
2009 Show "Designing Pools from Templates to the Taj Mahal"
2006 -12 APSP CBP Certified Buiding Professional Program - Pool Construction Section
2005 NSPI Region3 Conference "There's No Oasis Without Green"
2004 NSPI National Show
2003 NSPI National Show
2002 NSPI International Show "Landscaping Around Pools"
1995-8 Davis Art Center - Landscape Design