Born and raised in East Texas, Mike started his professional career as an Investment Banker. In 1983, Mike earned his Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association contract card allowing him to be an announcer in professional rodeos. We worked both jobs for a few years, however, the rodeo bug eventually took over and in 1989 he made the full time commitment to the rodeo world.
Since that time, Mike has announced rodeos from New York to California and from Florida to his home state of Texas. In fact, the list of rodeos he has repeatedly been selected to announce are some of the top in the business. They include five times the Professional Bull Riders Finals in Las Vegas, The National Finals Rodeo Steer Wrestling Championship in Las Vegas, the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship in Oklahoma City, The Mesquite Texas Rodeo, the Texas Circuit Finals in Waco, The Dixie National in Jackson Mississippi, The Dodge National Circuit Finals in Pocatello, Idaho and most recently, the inaugural Wrangler Tour Copenhagen Cup Finals in Las Vegas. In 2002 he was nominated for PRCA Announcer of the Year. Working over 45 weekends a year, Mike’s travel and work schedule could hardly be likened to banking hours and would kill an average man. But he loves it!
Today, Mike’s unique style, voice and talents are renowned in the rodeo business and of course in big demand. With rodeo experience that spans the entire arena as a competitor, Committee Chairman and as a in-arena showman, Mike’s insight into rodeos’ sporting/entertainment world give him the unique ability to excite and entertain the most seasoned rodeo veteran or the first time rodeo attendee.