Mik skied the slopes of Minnesota, usually being pulled behind a snow machine, until she moved to Colorado where she traded snow machines for chair lifts. Mik currently works as a Park Ranger for the National Park Service where she is the search and rescue and emergency medical coordinator. She has worked as a ski patroller for over a decade beginning at Arapahoe Basin, CO before moving to Alaska where she joined the Alyeska Ski Patrol. Mik has also been an outdoor educator for the Outward Bound School teaching sea kayaking and glacier mountaineering. Mik recently retired her dog Zooka, together they were a certified avalanche rescue team through Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs. Mik lives in Seward with her husband Mark and baby boy Bowen.