Mike was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in the metro Detroit area. He received his bachelors accounting degree from Central Michigan University and then after a few years out in the real world obtained his CPA. Since a very young age, Mike has been very involved in music. From learning to play the saxophone, playing in concert bands throughout grammar school, and playing in the Central Michigan Marching Band.
Today, Mike continues to enjoy a variety of music experiences and helping underserved children learn music from a nonprofit organization called the BeInstrumental Foundation. He considers his personality to be pretty conservative and reserved as many CPAs are. He does enjoy getting out of the box, trying new experiences and teaching his two children to have fun in life. After wearing a tie regularly for many years of his CPA career, Mike enjoys the more relaxed atmosphere of COACT and is now watching his ties collect some dust.