- BA from University of Wisconsin, at Madison
- JD from University of Illinois
Mike had 35 years legal experience. He is a former elected District Attorney from 1989 to 1997. He has spent all of his legal career in Colorado, except for two diversions to Guam and St. Croix where he worked as a prosecutor, and at one point, Acting Attorney General of Guam. He is also a trained mediator.
Mike is an avid hiker, sports enthusiast, and has served on the Board of the Magic Circle Players.