Mike is a native of Calloway County with family roots that run deep in Western Kentucky. After graduating from Murray State University, Mike's career as a Process Engineer took him to companies such as Continental General Tire and Bridgestone/Firestone where he developed a track record of consistent process improvement and cost savings leadership for factories around the world which culminated in the prestigious CEO award at Bridgestone/Firestone in 1997. Although Mike loved the challenges of Engineering in the Manufacturing industry, he saw an opportunity growing in the late 1990s to enter the Information Technology field. Technology had been a passion of his for many years and he had worked hard during college and afterward expanding his IT skills while maintaining a career in the Engineering field. Mike moved to doing IT full-time in 1999 and has never looked back.
He lives with his wife, Effie, and their two boys, Noah and Gavin, in northern Calloway County. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, biking, church activities, and has a passion for reading.