After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Masters in Engineering, Mike served for seven years in the United States as a submarine officer aboard the USS Virginia and USS Albuquerque. After the Navy, Mike moved to Idaho with his wife, Catie, and twin children, Annie and David. In 2014 Mike became a licensed financial adviser with Waddell & Reed. In 2019 Mike joined LPL Financial and started Teton Wealth Management with his partner, Jake Murray. He enjoys hiking and fishing in his spare time.