Mike is a western Colorado native who moved to Vail to ski for a year after college before getting a real job. His early years as a car enthusiast were rekindled when he learned of a friend selling a Corvette ZR1, and was surprised when his wife let him purchase it in 1999. Since that time, he has moved on to Audis that seem better suited to the Vail Valley. Mike has participated in track events on snow, ice, and asphalt, including several years of spec racing with the National AutoSport Association(NASA). He never got the real job but has been fortunate to own Xssentials, a home electronics company serving customers in Vail, Aspen, Denver, and Jackson Hole. He participated in the Vail Automotive Classic since the beginning and is pleased to join the leadership.