Mike was born in San Antonio, Texas. His father was commissioned as a Naval Aviator when Mike was two. Mike grew up in Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, California, Iowa and Nebraska. After his father left the Navy it was IA., then Lincoln. He graduated from Southeast High School and UNL and completed two years of graduate studies in regional and community planning. Mike lived in Lincoln for twenty-two years followed by many years in New Orleans.
There, work centered around various aspects of IT, small business consulting and real estate. These skills combined to help small business owners to improve operations, buy or sell a business or find a new location. Mike gained expertise in finding the right kind of location with the right kind of build-out for a restaurant or bar. He learned a lot about the licensing and permitting processes required in the food and beverage industry.
Lincoln is home. He’s been back now four years with old friends and great memories. He has found Lincoln to be an even more beautiful, vibrant city and is very happy to be involved in a positive way with Lincoln as a community.