A Minnesota native, Mike is also a Veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in Washington D.C. at the Office of Naval Research and aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) as a member of a Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-131) and Honorably Discharged in 1995. Graduated with a Associate of Arts degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. Entered the real estate industry in 1997 working for two large new home construction builders, SEDA Construction and Richmond American Homes for a combined 15 years. From site sales agent, to sales trainer, and sales manager, Mike was routinely recognized as Top Selling agent before venturing out into general real estate sales in 2011 with Coldwell Banker. Joining Watson Realty in 2018, his continued success led him to be named the area Vice-President and Managing Broker in 2022. Mike is married with 2 furry kids, enjoys golf, jogging, an occasional cigar, good wine and resides in Fernandina Beach, FL.