Without knowing the impact of his many interests; in time they shaped the career and person that he is today. Mitch, aka Mic, had an early love of fixing up scooters and took pictures of each step along the way. He also loved water sports which fueled his passion for wakeboarding.
His first experience with filming was when he asked for a camcorder for high school graduation.
Always a camera in hand, filming everything in his life; family, friends, and his many hobbies.
With a move to Colorado from Washington, he excelled at wake boarding and desired to take it to the next level.
His goal in advancing his wake boarding skills took him to Florida where he could ride year round and successfully competed professionally. Another opportunity in the sport landed Mitch in Texas in 2004. Here is where all his passions collided.
In 2009 he started his YouTube channel, MicBergsma, and shared videos of his life and scooter projects. It was a fun way to share videos with his friends and family. With the request of a friend he started uploading scooter tutorial videos. He was surprised to learn how these videos where helping others and how much he loved teaching.
Enter his first GoPro camera in 2010 and he attaches it to everything; this changes the course of his life and career. At this point his YouTube channel has gained attention and acquired many followers.
With the popularity of the GoPro Tips, the MicBergsma channel took off. GoPro as a company, noticed and a relationship was formed. He is now a GoPro family member and works closely with the company in various ways.
With his newly found teaching skills, his love for filming, and the new camera; ‘GoPro Tips’ were born.
Realizing his ability to help people easily understand how to film better, in an entertaining way, was how he found his niche.
Although his channel is mostly GoPro tips, it has evolved over the years to include product reviews, travel and adventure, his hobbies, and everything in life he wants to share.
Another turning point in Mitch’s life is when he met Lori, now his wife and business partner in their adventurous life.
Lori is Director of Operations for the MicBergsma brand. She aides in everything such as filming, editing, music selection, client communications, business management, brand direction and more.
Together they are ‘Team MicBergsma’- a full time production company.
What makes Mitch unique is that he was deaf since birth; which has never gotten in the way of his goals & dreams. Completely self-taught, he has had no formal schooling in videography or photography. His love for life and adventure; along with his charisma and personality have made him the success he is today.
Mitch and Lori love to live life to the fullest and currently reside in the beautiful playground of Maui, Hawaii.