Mike has called Utah home for almost a decade. After graduating with a degree in history and environmental health, Mike served as a ranger and naturalist for New York State Parks and became a wilderness first responder (WFR). Mike has since filled the role as lead field guide for a wilderness therapy company based in Central Utah, and continues to grow professionally in the outdoor behavioral healthcare industry.
Mike's insatiable thirst for adventure and the great outdoors nudged him into attaining the 'Triple Crown' of America's long distance hiking - the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide National Scenic Trails. He's accrued over 10,000 miles backpacking and almost 3,000 more on the water, having paddled the length of the Mississippi River by canoe. During his free time, Mike can be found exploring the slopes of Utah's world renowned mountains or plying the waters of its desert streams.

What Students are Saying:

"Mike is a great teacher and a knowledgeable guide. He mapped out a long and beautiful route for our day-long adventure and kept us engaged and comfortable with a pace that was good for everyone."
-Rebecca M.

"This kayak trip was awesome! Mike is a great leader. It was challenging, relaxing, and stimulating all at the same time - and more. Great!"
-James M.

" Was pleasantly surprised to start from square one. Was basic and perfect starter class. Was great."
-Suean W.

MICHAEL FAGERSTROM is currently teaching:

Class Title Semester Date(s) Program
Kayaking: Bear River Tour Fall 9/21/24 Lifelong Learning
Outdoor Survival Skills: An Introduction Fall Multiple Lifelong Learning
Kayaking: An Introduction Fall 8/24/24 Lifelong Learning
Kayaking: Paddle on Whitewater Fall 8/17/24 Lifelong Learning