Welcome to the crew Logan Mickelsen!
Hi, my name is Logan.
If there is one thing that people should know about me it is that I love and cherish my upbringing. For most of my childhood and teen years I was either training horses or building fence with my family. I'll usually greet you with a "Howdy!" and have loads of crazy stories growing up on a ranch.
Fast forward to present day, I now have a family of my own and a challenging career in tech and operations. My father is still not sure how I ended up in tech, life is certainly a crazy journey. When I am not involved with launching projects you'll find me and the fam on an adventure in the mountains.
Here's ten fun facts about me:
- I grew up on a horse ranch
- I was once deported from Peru to Ecuador. I bribed my way back in with ice cream.
- I have 3 kids - Emmett (4), Claire (3), Jack (1)
- My wife and I have been married for 5 years.
- I have broken 21 bones (all before the age of 14)
- I have ridden a bull for 8 full seconds
- I lost 8 pounds in the last month, more on the way.
- I am an adjunct faculty member for BYUI/Pathways and teach Microsoft Excel (on the side)
- I love nature and being places no one else have been.
- I recently picked up reading, I really enjoy WW2 books. Just finished “Unbroken”. I have been changed.
I haven't always been a believer in opening up to people and "being vulnerable". For a long time I was a self-talker and self-motivator. If I had a problem I would try to work it out within myself which eventually led to burying it somewhere in my mind. Fortunately I married up and my wife became the catalyst for change. She talked with me, really talked.
I saw that by opening up to her more I became stronger and more mentally sound. We feel stronger together, both as individuals and collectively. When I was introduced to WeAreMind I was smitten. WeAreMind couldn't be more timely for our world today. We all need each other more than ever and this provides a platform to better connect and be involved in the mental health community.
It wasn't a question of if I wanted to be involved, it was when.