Mike began his professional career in commercial banking in Los Angeles with United California Bank which became the original First Interstate Bank. Mike and his family moved to Boise Idaho in 1993. He worked for several banks (Bank of America, Farmers & Merchants, Wells Fargo) until he retired from Umpqua Bank in 2017.
His career in banking spanned 45 years with some time out with ventures in commercial real estate sales and leasing. Along the way, he has been involved in non-profit boards with 10 years on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County and 10 years on the board of Life's Kitchen.