Mike was an outstanding high school and college athlete. He ran the high hurdles at the Ohio State Track Meet, placing 5th as a junior and 2nd as a senior. He represented the State of Ohio in the National United States Junior Chamber Track Meet in Eugene, Oregon as a senior. Mike was the captain of his college track team, and named “Who’s Who in College Athletics”. He also had a distinguished career as an environmental professional providing administrative management consulting services. He served as a senior member of the American Society for Quality, Board of Examiners for Quality New Mexico, Chairman of Quality Carlsbad and was a registered environmental manager on the National Registry of Environmental Managers.
1.What are your strengths?
In the beginning of my career, I was rather shy, but was forced into doing a lot of public speaking.
Athletics and the type of work I was doing (Football, basketball, track)
Reading, interested in learning, always have been learning.
Absolutely. I loved the environment at Harding and it was one of the best experiences I had. Helped me to become successful.
I was not always an honor student, but I was never below average. I wanted to go to college and took harder courses in school. I ended up going to college and made the Dean’s List a few times.
Work hard at whatever you decide to do in life. Don’t just wait for something to happen, make it happen.
I have often thought about it because my mom lives in Fairport and my sister is a library director. Some of my greatest memories were in Fairport. I loved playing sports and the town was so supportive and involved. Always felt special.
The school was a very good school and the educational prospect of that. The support was what made me want to do something with my life. It was very motivating.