Mike is an avid big game hunter that enjoys fishing, camping, and takes great pride in sharing his love for the outdoors and wildlife with his family, friends, and the public. Mike and his wife Yvette have raised two daughters that also share their love for the outdoors and is very much looking forward to sharing his love for the outdoors with his new granddaughter. Growing up hunting mule deer with his dad and grandfather, Mike found his love for mule deer and his respect for all things wild. Lessons learned from those early family hunting trips, and the respect for the outdoors he received from his father, Mike took his passion for conservation and mule deer and turned it into a career with MDF. In 2005 Mike started as a MDF Regional Director. Eleven years later, he was promoted to the Director of Field Operations. Mike loves the MDF family of volunteers and staff and continues his volunteer work with his local MDF chapter.