Mike developed strong military roots after being born in Fort Riley, Kansas, where his father was stationed during the Gulf War. After his high school graduation, Mike enlisted in the US Infantry and spent the next five years in the National Guard. During that time, he earned his degree in business management from Iowa State University, before commissioning as a Active Duty Officer.
“Having the opportunity to lead soldiers was one of the best experiences of my life and a privilege I will cherish for the rest of my life,” Mike says.
Following his retirement from the military, he knew he wanted to move back to Iowa to be closer to family. He posted his resume to Home Base Iowa and connected with the IowaWORKS Center in Des Moines to update his resume. Using his family connections and Home Base Iowa, Mike found a great job in Marshalltown that utilizes the leadership skills he developed in the military.
“We are looking forward to moving back to a vibrant community in the heart of Iowa,” Mike said.