Mike was born in Geneva, Alabama—in Wiregrass County. After two months, relocated to Georgia and spent his growing up years around Atlanta. Mike had a wonderful childhood; full of vivid memories, among them was meeting his future wife in the second grade. He married his childhood sweetheart in 1992 after graduating from college. They have two beautiful children. Besides life with his family, Mike enjoys reading, running, rocking on his front porch (practicing for old age), and absolutely loves to surf!