Mike was born and raised in Ames, Iowa and as an Ames High and Iowa State University graduate, Mike has extensive knowledge of Ames and surrounding areas. After graduating from Iowa State, Mike owned and operated a successful chain of Golf stores in Ames, Ottumwa and Mason City. During this time, Mike also founded a wholesale company based in Ames. After cultivating thousands of customer relationships, Mike sold the company in 2013 after twenty years in business. After four more years of working in the corporate world, as a VP of a golf manufacturer, Mike decided to become a Realtor and pursue a career in real estate where he is quickly establishing himself as top performing agent.