Mike was born and raised in Bismarck, ND where he graduated from St. Mary's Central High School in 1996. He is a graduated of Texas Tech University (2000) with a Bachelors of Science in Finance and a minor in Spanish. He received a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Mary in 2013 and is employed by Basin Electric as a Business Analyst in the Financial Services Department.
Mike and his wife, Jessica have a daughter Adalyn who is 3 years old and has cystic fibrosis. Their family also includes a yellow lab named Morgan and a dachshund named George. Mike enjoys golf, running, basketball, reading, Twins baseball, Dever Broncos football and all things Texas Tech Red Raiders.