Originally born in Dearborn Heights, MI (outside of Detroit), Mike spent his younger years growing up and fishing the rivers of Northern Michigan, the Great Lakes, and continues to spend some time visiting family and fishing the smaller in-land lakes near Brooklyn, MI. Moving to Lexington in 1992, Michael started fishing the Cumberland after meeting Brandon and others from Russell County and quickly fell in love with the Cumberland River. He has been on the river ever since. As he states “The beauty and experience of fly fishing the Cumberland is something that you can’t quite put into words. One of the best trout fishing waters in this area of the country and I’m lucky enough to get a chance to share it with others.” Other than the Cumberland, Mike has had the opportunity to fly fish for trout in Oregon and Northern California, fly fishing for Spinner Sharks in Florida, Steelhead fishing in Ohio, and Bone Fishing in Mexico.
For his “real job”, Michael works for the Fayette County Schools in Lexington where he serves as a Technology Resource Teacher. He lives in Lexington with his wife Cari, dogs Kona and Slim Shady, Stevie (the coolest dog ever) and their horse Rhiannon. Other than fishing, Mike spends any found time in his ever-continuing quest to successfully play at least four clean chords on his guitar and participate in local triathlons.