Executive Director & Co-Founder
Experiential educator and adventurer, British-born Mike Meighan developed a love for the outdoor and underwater world at an early age. He sailed the Mediterranean before entering Southampton University in the UK where he took a First Class Joint Honors degree in Oceanography and Marine Biology. In 1995, Mike joined the team as biologist, oceanographer and scuba instructor for ActionQuest, the teen sailing and scuba diving arm of Global Expeditions Group.
His passion for experiential education led to the development of our accredited college-level program Sea|mester in 1998 and GoBeyond in 2002. Mike sails with our largest programs in the BVI during the summer and, throughout the rest of the year lives in Sarasota with his family Jo, Joshua and Kai, where he directs GoBeyond, ActionQuest and Sea|mester.