Mike got involved in public education successfully advocating for new schools in south Calgary while his son was still young. Mike eventually became involved in addressing changes with the CBE's Capital Plan process.
Mike has served as the vice chair of the school council at his son's school and as the vice president of community affairs at his community association. He also coached his son's Timbit soccer team.
Born in Winnipeg, Mike moved to Calgary in 1992 and graduated from Henry Wise Wood High School. He went on to get his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Calgary and then attained his Red Seal in Carpentry from SAIT.
Mike has been married to Sharon for ten years and has a seven-year-old son.