A Northeast Nebraska native, Mike grew up in Madison, Nebraska, and attended Wayne State College.   A recipient of the prestigious John G. Neihardt Scholarship, Mike graduated with high honors from Wayne State College with an undergraduate degree in Business. After completing his undergraduate degree in 3 ½ years, Mike attended the University of Nebraska Law School, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 2007.


Mike serves as President of the Keith/Perkins County Bar Association and is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, and Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.   Mike is licensed in state court in Nebraska and federal court in both Nebraska and Colorado.


Mike has been involved in the Ogallala community since moving to town in 2007, including acting as attorney coach of the Ogallala High School Mock Trial team since 2011. Mike and his wife Jennice welcomed home their first child, Aubrey, in 2013.