Mike graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1970, and served in Wing and Headquarters staff positions until 1977, when he returned to the Academy as an English instructor.
Upon separation in 1979, he joined the Air Force Reserve, and served in command positions with the 302 AW, Peterson AFB, CO. After promotion to Colonel, his final assignment was IMA to the Wing Commander, Kirtland AFB, NM. He retired in 1996.
He's been a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual since 1979, serving as Managing Director in Colorado Springs for 15 years. He's received his company’s prestigious Community Service Award, and has served on several local nonprofit boards as President.
He's currently one of the principals for the SEA Memorial Pavilion on the Heritage Trail, and for the past two years has served on the AOG Board’s Finance and Investment Committee.