Born and raised in Minnesota. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 18 years of age and served in Washington D.C. with the Office of Naval Research and later assigned as Yeoman for Strike Fighter Squadron 131 at Naval Air Station Cecil Field in Jacksoville and aboard the carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) in support of NATO's Operation Deny Flight over Bosnia-Heregovina, and Operations Southern Watch and Vigilant Warrior over Iraq and Kuwait before being 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 before venturing out into general real estate sales in 2011 with Coldwell Banker and currently, Watson Realty Corporation. Mike is married with 3 furry kids, ejoys golf, jogging, an occasional cigar, good wine and resides in Fernandina Beach, FL.