Skiing can be an addiction, and for some people, one that completely takes over. Their careers, friendships and almost every minute of their lives are dedicated to the sport. Water ski coach Mike Kusiak is the quintessential ski addict. Hailing from Michigan, Mike started skiing with his father as a teenager on a recreational level, but it wasn’t until he was introduced to the slalom course by his friend Kevin Bishop, that he really fell in love with the sport. Mike started competing shortly after as a member of the Michigan State Water Ski Team. It was during that time that he discovered he had a knack for coaching as well. Ever since then Mike has traveled the world sharing his passion and helping skiers progress their skills. Mike has worked at ski schools like Bennett’s and Trophy Lakes.