Mike was raised in Wilmore, Kentucky. He graduated from Asbury University, where he met his sweetheart and wife of 20 years, Alisa. Mike and Alisa have been blessed with 3 wonderful boys, Grafton, Liam and Ethan. While at Asbury Mike played soccer and basketball. Alisa played volleyball and softball and was awarded the Gambrell Walker award her senior year. Mike has coached soccer at a number of levels over the last 20 years and currently serves as the keeper coach at Lexington Christian Academy.
In 2002 Mike was awarded a Juris Doctor by the University of Kentucky, College of Law.
His interests and priorities begin with God and Family, and run to scholarship, sports, teaching and the out of doors. He and his family have recently taken up kayaking.