Michael spent his childhood and teen years in St.Paul. After high school, he attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Upon finishing his degree he left the country and traveled abroad for a few years.
During his time abroad he slept under a tree in New Zealand and did the Peace Corps in South Africa. After successfully completing his Peace Corps service he returned to St.Paul. He has spent the last decade building businesses, doing marketing and business development.
Mike has a history of building verticals in companies. He has a history of driving pipelines, building verticals and being part of successful teams. Mike started his sales career calling farmers before he was promoted to state territory manager. After leaving direct agriculture sales he transitioned his career to marketing business development. He joined an experimental marketing company and developed a completely new vertical. Over time his passions have included business, sales, marketing and managing teams.