Mike is born and raised in Denver, Colorado but moved to Chicago as a young man. There he met and married a lovely Norwegian lady and now has 4 children.

He has worked for over 25 years with culture, social and entrepreneurial related projects and startups. From music festivals, to poverty and justice issues to building skate parks and parkour halls and makerspaces. His passion is working with people, and to be part of things that make a difference.