Mike is the Global CEO of the Goldie Hawn Foundation. Prior to this role, Mike was founding Executive Director of Imagination.org, a nonprofit launched from the global response to the viral short film, “Caine’s Arcade.” For over 25 years, Mike has founded successful startups in the education sector including LA’s Promise, which was awarded more than $15M in grants to help turnaround the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), as well as Metro Charter, a new elementary school in the burgeoning core of Downtown LA. Mike’s effort to improve the health and nutrition of LA’s children was prominently featured on the Emmy-award winning series Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. Mike was an Ashoka Globalizer Fellow and Champion of the LEGO Foundation’s Re-Imagine Learning Challenge. Mike studied literature and religion at Reed College, and currently lives in Los Angeles with his 11 year old daughter, Sophia.