Mike Opland

Mike Opland

Mike Opland resting on a mountain

Mike Opland chilling in the alpine

Mike is an aeronautical engineer, father, road and mountain biker and all around badass.  Fun fact, he is also the 2nd place Red Bull World Champion for Paper Airplanes.  Not making that up.  Do NOT challenge him to a paper plane competition, unless you want to lose!

Mike builds rockets, sensors and all sorts of things that hurt our brain to think about.  He is damn smart and good with his hands.  We once built an impromptu rocket out of a beer can and fire.  It was quite the party trick!

When Mike is not on dad duty or building things to go into space, he enjoys working on his 1940s Ford truck, named Atlas.  We have enjoyed more camping adventures with Mike and his wife Brandi than we can count. If you get a chance to have a beer with Mike, ask him about the escaped donkey of Vail Pass.