Mike Beck is a retired fighter pilot, a drum maker and a wilderness rites of passage guide who lives in NW Florida where he has a small workshop on the shores of East Bay in Navarre, Fl. He creates custom hand drums and helps other do the same in traditional ways locally and across the breadth of the United States. He also travels around the country facilitating therapeutic drumming events. Additionally, he has trained at the School of Lost Borders in Big Pine, California and Ontos: A Center For Being in Pensacola, Florida to guide a spectrum of pan-cultural spiritual paths to wholeness in the natural world setting. Additionally, he is a published writer and poet and a member of the Northwest Florida Literary Federation.