Mike started his healthcare career when he was trained as a combat lifesaver in the Army to help support the field medics in Alaska. Upon discharge he discovered that his father had Alzheimer’s and to help relieve his mother’s worry about placing her husband in a skilled facility he enrolled into a nursing program and graduated from the program. His first nursing role was a charge nurse at a freestanding Alzheimer’s unit where his father was also admitted a few days later as a resident.
Mike fell in love with the healthcare environment and started to get involved on the operations side and moved into his first role as an Executive Director when Assisted Living was just starting in Ohio. His career took off and he held many positions to include, Divisional Trainer, Regional Operations, Divisional Operations and then Vice President of Operations all these positions were multi-state territories and
involved many hours on the road.
When the pandemic started to slow down, Mike also reevaluated his life and wanted to look for a more work life balance than what his 20 plus years on the road offered. He decided to step down into a nontraveling role and enjoy running a campus when he can go home to his spouse and three wonderful dachshunds.
When Mike has some down time, he enjoys traveling, landscaping, restoring properties and walking his pups.