Mike was born and raised in Nome, Alaska, where his father and grandfather mined for many years. He graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with degrees in Finance and Accounting. While in school, he was president of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an economics honor society. Mike joined the firm in 1977, received his CPA certificate and became a principal in the firm in 1980.
Areas of interest include for profit companies with an emphasis on construction companies and medical practices. His special interest in construction stems from his experience as an engineer and surveyor for the Department of Highways and for the Transalaska Pipeline Project. Professional service groups, such as engineers and medical practices, seek out Mike for his expertise in these areas.
Mike is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants (Past President), the University of Alaska Alumni Association, Sunrisers Rotary Club, and the Associated General Contractors.
Mike and his wife, Judy, have one son, Connor. They share a special interest in Alaskan Art.
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