Mike Peterson has been stringing together words since he was old enough to tap on a keyboard. His innate passion for writing and storytelling led him to pursue a career in journalism. During his seven years as a member of the press, he did everything from working as an art director for community newspapers to serving as an assistant managing editor at a digital publication. He has covered beats ranging from consumer electronics to local government.

His prior career as a writer and editor has given him a broad editorial skill set, a shared experience with many reporters and a thorough understanding of the media landscape. He left journalism for public relations at Mixte Communications to more directly advocate for the causes and issues he cares about. A mixed-race person, and the son and grandson of immigrants, he’s passionate about using his skills to amplify marginalized and underrepresented voices.

In addition to his work at Mixte, Mike is a yoga teacher passionate about making mindfulness more accessible to a wider range of people. For fun, he likes reading, making music, outdoor adventuring and hunting down jazz records. He lives in Escondido with his wife.