Portrait of Mike Amish

Mike Amish

Leadership Consultant and Director of Talent Development, University of Florida Advancement

Mike is currently the Director of Talent Development at University of Florida Advancement where he has worked in talent management since 2016. After completing a 2,156-mile southbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, Mike started his career passion for learning & development at Outward Bound leading groups of adjudicated youth on 28-day leadership excursions through the tannin-colored, alligatored rivers of Florida.

Starting in 2012, he has worked in various higher education roles including the UF Office of Sustainability and the Center for Instructional Technology & Training as an Instructional Designer assisting faculty with developing courses for UF Online. Mike has a BA in American Studies from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY and “officially” became a Gator in 2019, earning an MA in Digital Design from the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida in Gainesville.