In 1987 Mike joined the United States Air Force as an in-flight refueler and served in Desert Shield in 1990 and 1991.
Mike and his wife Debi moved back to Oregon in 1993. Giving back to the community is an attribute for both Mike and his wife. He has worked with Habitat for Humanity in the Salem/Keizer area as well as the Boys and Girls club just to name a couple. He is active in his church in several areas that provide assistance to those in need such as the Knights of Columbus and a coordinator in the Thanksgiving Day meal ministry where 1200 plus hot meals are delivered to those in need on Thanksgiving Day.
Mike served as a citizen advisor on the North Gateway Redevelopment Advisory Board. He currently serves as president on The Vineyards Home Owners Association Board. Mike was appointed to the board of directors for Marion County Board of Director’s in August of 2012.