Mick has over 25 years of Directing and teaching experience. He prides himself on running friendly and well-balanced games, and will go out of his way to be sure all players are treated equally and all Director's rulings are fair.
During Snow-Bird Season in the Coachella Valley, Mick is kept busy full time (and more) with his teaching and Directing schedule. He has taught hundreds of students over the years and many of them have continued to become regular Duplicate players, with more than a fair-share of Life Masters and beyond!
Mick holds regular classes at The Duncan Bridge Center, The Vintage Club, Eldorado Country Club, The Citrus Club, Indian Ridge, and others. In summer he holds multi-session Player Improvement Seminars for advancing players at The Duncan Bridge Center, as well as new player seminars for beginning students.
In 2012, 2013, and 2014 Mick was the Manager of the Palm Springs Regional, the 2nd largest Regional in the United States. Mick repeatedly received the highest Customer Satifsfaction ratings of any Regional or National Tournment in the U.S. and he created the unique Mascot "Kewbid" that has attended every Palm Springs Regional event since 2012.
In 2018, Mick had the privliege ot teaching the Director's Qualification Course during the Palm Springs Regional to students ranging from Local to International. Mick consistently teaches and encourages new players, and in 2018 won the ACBL Star Recruiter Award for recruiting 100 or more new ACBL members throughout the year.