Mike was born in Rochester and attended John Marshall High School as well as Rochester Community College. He became an appraiser in 1991 and as the past owner of two real estate appraisal firms, Mike brings a unique approach to training, management and valuation. He is an affiliated member of the Appraisal Institute, has served as a board member of the Southeast Minnesota Association of Realtors, and is Vice-Chair of the First Homes board of the Rochester Area Foundation. Mike’s philanthropy can be seen as a dedicated Rotarian, past District Governor and Lead Strive Mentor. He has been married for 45 years and spends much of his free time with his 6 children and 10 grandchildren.