Mike is a Co-Director, Program Coordinator for teens ages 13-18, and Facilitator at Open Connections. Mike joined the OC Staff in January of 2005. In addition to Co-Facilitating the Shaping Your Life Program, Mike also handles many administrative duties including: marketing; conducting new-family interviews; offering educational consulting meetings; and administering end-of-year evaluations (for both OC and non-OC families).
Mike graduated from Villanova University and has a master's degree in Secondary Ed., Social Studies. He spent two years working throughout Philadelphia public schools with an AmeriCorps program called City Year. He also spent a year teaching at Manchester West High School in Manchester, NH.
His interests include: spending time with his family (wife, Julia Bergson-Shilcock, and their three young people); rooting for Villanova basketball, the Phillies and the Chicago Bears; and pursuing his deep interest in history and government, DIY (Do It Yourself) projects and MAKE magazine. His three young people all attend OC.