About Mike Pach

Mike Pach was born in Chicago in 1967. He moved to St. Louis in 1989 after earning a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Parks College of St. Louis University.

He fell in love with the mountains and photography on his first visit to Colorado in 1984 during a five-day backpacking trip with a borrowed camera. He spent two summers in college working as a backcountry guide for Meet the Wilderness, the same organization that hosted his backpacking trip. .

Pach moved to Pueblo in 1996 to fulfil his dream of living in Colorado and then moved to Colorado Springs in 2002. He started his first photography-related business in 2000 after his engineering career ended, and opened 3 Peaks Photography & Design in 2009.


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