Mike Harvey

mike harveyBUSINESS OPERATIONS, WHITEWATER PARK DESIGN ENGINEER

Mike was raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio skating with his friends during the week and fly fishing with his Dad on the weekends.

A love of rivers and mountains brought Mike to Buena Vista, Colorado, six days after graduating high school, to be a raft guide on the Arkansas River and he has never left. Living out of a Suburu wagon that first summer, Mike became obsessed with whitewater kayaking, eventually competeing professionally in freestyle and qualifying for the US National Kayak Team in downriver kayak racing.

Since 2000, Mike has been working with Recreation Engineering and Planning to design and build whiteawter parks all over North America, BOATERPARKS.COM.

Mike has a passion for bringing surfing to locations far from the ocean, through whitewater park and SUP board design.

Mike lives a few blocks away from Zack in Salida, Colorado with his wife and two children.

Q & A

  • HOW TALL ARE YOU?
    6′
  • WEIGHT:
    180lbs
  • DREAM TRIP:
    SURFING, FLYFISHING FOR STEELHEAD AND BACK COUNTRY SKIING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO?
    FLY FISHING, DOWNRIVER KAYAKING, BACK COUNTRY SKIING