Originally from the Metro Detroit area, Mike grew up in Lake Wales, Florida. Shortly after graduating high school, Mike enlisted in the United States Army, where he served as an Airborne Infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division. Mike holds a B.S. in Political Science & Social Science from Florida State University and a M.S. in Political Management from George Washington University. From 2004 – 2019, Mike served as a Legislative Aide in a number of legislative bodies, including the Florida Senate, Michigan Senate and Florida House of Representatives. Mike is currently a J.D. Candidate at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.