Mike was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In 1967 he moved to Logansport, and in 1975 he moved to Kokomo where he currently resides. Mike graduated from Kokomo High School and received his undergraduate degree from Wabash College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He then went on to receive his MBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame, which included a semester of study abroad in London. Mike has worked in the brokerage industry for over 35 years. He also was a partner with his father for 23 years, and worked as a manager for 14 years.
Mike has been elected a city councilman, has served on various public and private boards, and has done freelance sports broadcasting on both radio and internet podcasts. In his free time, Mike enjoys playing cards, golf and tennis.