Mike moved to Columbia, Missouri from the Chicago, Illinois area at age five. He attended Columbia Public Schools, graduating from Hickman High School in 1977. In 1982 he graduated from the University of Missouri, with a degree in education.
Mike entered the financial services field as a life insurance agent in 1987 and became a registered representative in 1988. Since then, through professional development workshops, seminars and additional licensing, he has migrated to advanced levels of financial planning, and investment management. Over the years, Mike has been active in several professional and community organizations.
Mike is married to Sherry and they have five children (Missy, Travis, Cheyenne, CJ and Breanna). They attend Woodcrest Chapel, where he and Sherry frequently volunteer. For fun and recreation, Mike enjoys travel, golf, woodworking, and handyman tasks.