Mike was born and raised in Lake Chelan. He is a graduate from Pacific Lutheran University, majoring in Political Science and Business Administration. Upon his graduation Mike had the opportunity to serve in the White House as a member of the Political Affairs Team. Mike moved back to Washington State in 2006 and began work with the State Legislature as a member of the Republican Caucus staff, until coming to the Lake Chelan Chamber where he has now served as the Executive Director for over 12 years. Mike served as a member of City Council in Chelan and is an active board for several community and business organizations including: the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Foundation, the North Central Washington Small Business Loan Fund, The Board of Trustees for the Community Foundation of North Central Washington and the Lake Chelan Rotary Club. Mike is currently serving his second term in the Washington State House of Representatives.