Bio: Mike begins his 14th season with the ThunderBolts in 2017 and his eighth season as General Manager. He is the longest tenured General Manager in club history. He was named General Manager of the ThunderBolts on October 28, 2009 after serving as Assistant General Manager with the team for two years in 2008-09. Mike leads and guides his staff in all aspects of the business. He is a two-time Frontier League Executive of the Year (2012 and 2016).
Mike has experience in almost every branch of the team since he started with the ThunderBolts in 2004. He served as Director of Media & Promotions in 2004, Director of Stadium Operations in 2005, Director of Baseball Operations in 2006, Director of Operations in 2007 (including being the club's Public Address Announcer for the 2007 season), before being promoted to Assistant General Manager in 2008.
He graduated high school from Thornton Township High School in Harvey, Illinois in 1996. He started his college years at South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois earning his Associates Degree in 1999. He then moved on to Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois earning his Bachelor's Degree (Mass Communications) in 2001 and his Masters Degree (Sport Management) in 2004. He served as a marketing intern with the Peoria Rivermen of the ECHL in 2003.
Birthday: October 23, 1978
Walk-Up Music: Walk by Pantera
Top-3 Favorite Sports Teams: 1. Green Bay Packers, 2. Chicago White Sox, 3. Chicago Blackhawks
These are a few of my favorite things: White Castle, professional wrestling, organization, "partnerships"
Interesting fact: Was the official ring announcer for regional professional wrestling circuit (FUW) and I am good friends with Santa Claus.