Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Mike has always had a passion for anything with wheels. In High School, Mike was one of “those Guys” that rode a motorcycle. As soon as he was old enough, (1971) he went to work at the local Honda Shop. He was in the motorcycle department, and really loved that. Mike would go on to race the AMA Pro Road Racing Circuit for 15 years before deciding that off road racing might be fun too. While two wheels are fun, four wheels pay the bills, so Mike worked at dealers until deciding to go out on his own and have his own successful automotive repair shop. Mike had his business for 31 years before focusing his passion for the automotive field toward broadcasting and journalism in 2003.
He was voted to the Board of Directors of the Texas Auto Writers Association in 2008 and was President in 2010, 2011, & 2012. Mike began teaching Automotive Technology in 2013.
Current President of the Texas Motor Press Assoc. and the Gulf Coast Motor Press Assoc.
Publisher and Editor of Let’s Talk Wheels web magazine.
Hosts the Lets Talk Wheels Radio Show on the SB Nation Radio Network.
Certified ASE Master Automotive Technician & Med Duty Diesel Technician
Mercury and Evinrude Outboard Motor Tech
He lives in Cypress, Texas with his wife Gina.