Graduated KHS in 1966. Attended TCU on a basketball scholarship and graduated with degrees in Math and History in 1970.
Worked in the telecommunications industry for 37 years (Southwestern Bell, AT&T, Lucent Technologies) in numerous cities in the U.S. Retired from Lucent in 2003 and moved back to Kilgore with family to enjoy the small town life. Has been associated with Kilgore College in the Math Department and Workforce Development (teaching a variety of management courses) for 15 years.
Active in the life, service and worship of First Presbyterian Church, currently serving as the Financial Administrator.
Mike has been married to his wife Susan (nee Morrow) who is also from Kilgore, and they have 4 daughters: Lilly, Leigh-Ann, Joan, and Kitt.