Mike graduated in 1966 with a B.S. in Graphic Design, University of Bridgeport. He spent four years in U.S. Air Force, 1966-1970; and thereafter, a 45-year career as an art director for various advertising agencies in New York, Connecticut, Florida, and Tennessee, with last 20 years at Shelby Williams Industries in Morristown as Director of Advertising. Supposedly retired but still works part time as Office Manager at Career Professionals and part time at Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store. Mike enjoys working in colored pencil, acrylic on wood, and doing portraits in wire.