Mike began his photographic career while still in the Air Force in the early 70s. Mike took the path that many photographers do, shooting weddings and portraits while learning the trade. After the Air Force, Mike worked in photographic retail in Michigan and New York State while honing his photography skills. Mike also spent a year in Germany in the late 70s while his wife completed her master's degree. While there, Mike taught photography and spent time traveling around Germany, Switzerland and Austria photographing the landscape and people.
After Mike's retail career, he spent 3 years as an independent photographic sales representative covering upstate NY, Vermont and New Hampshire, selling products for nine companies, including Minox, Fuji, Kiron, Brandess/Kalt and CardCraft.
In 1984 Mike began a 20+ year career with Canon U.S.A., Inc., where he first was a sales representative to the Photographic Retailers in Upstate New York and Vermont. In January of 1993 Mike transferred to Canon's Government Marketing Division where he was responsible for the sales of all Canon's photographic and video products to Federal, State and Local governments nationally.
During this time, Mike conducted many seminars and training programs to a wide variety of end users including law enforcement agencies, military agencies, forensic photographers, sports photographers and others.
Mike lives in Crofton with his wife Jamie and their dog Bella.