Mike grew up in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota. After earning a degree in marketing from the University of Northern Iowa, Mike sold medical supplies to doctors in Los Angeles’ beach towns. Later, he launched a medical billing company that guided private practices through financial turnarounds. Mike consulted on practice operations, revenue cycle management, and software sales, looking at efficiency issues from a 360-degree perspective. Mike lives in Spicewood with his wife and has almost reached empty-nester status. When asked what work he is most proud of, he answered, “My kids”.