Mike is a native of Vancouver, Washington and a 1976 graduate of the University of Puget Sound. He began his lifelong career in the financial services industry by working in the Pensions and Profit Sharing group at Massachusetts Mutual in Portland, Oregon and gaining experience at Bache Halsey Stuart Shields in Seattle, Washington. Mike accepted a position with Smith Barney in 1982, and enjoyed early success becoming a Senior Vice President in 1987. He served Smith Barney in the areas of sales and branch management for 23 years, until joining ECM in 2005 as a Managing Director. Mike became a Principal/partner at Evergreen in 2006.