Mike King, Managing Director
BEd (Hons) Secondary – Physical Education MiDAS, First Aider, Summer Mountain Leader, Single Pitch Award, MIAS Level 1 Mountain Bike Leader, BCU Level 3 Coach Inland, RYA Keel Boat/ Dingy Senior Instructor, RYA Dingy Instructor, RYA Level 3 Powerboat, RYA Day Skipper Theory, Accredited Practitioner Institute of Outdoor Learning
Mike created Releasing Potential in Jan 2000, because he wanted to bring the benefits of outdoor education into the everyday experience of young people in the South East Hants and West Sussex area. Having worked as both an Outdoor Education Instructor and a teacher he was keen to able to bring a wide range of experience, qualifications and experience to Releasing Potential.
Mike is keen on all aspects of Outdoor Education and has qualifications in climbing, walking, paddlesport, sailing and mountain biking. His main passion is a love of sailing and mountaineering in equal measure, both grown after living and working in the Lake District in his youth.
As director of Releasing Potential Mike provides the passion, energy and vision to an organisation that is committed to seeing Outdoor Education change the lives of some of the most disadvantaged young people in our community. As he is often heard to say: "It is the passion that we pass on to the young people that can make a difference, if I was passionate about pottery, I would be doing the same thing but as it is I love the outdoors and hope to pass that on."