Mike was born and raised in Southeastern Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering. He went to work for Schlumberger as an MWD/Directional Driller in Oklahoma City. After 4 ½ years, he moved to Midland, Texas to help grow a new office for Ryan Energy. He has worked for several other Directional Drilling Companies over the last 20 years as a Coordinator and Technical Engineer specializing in Downhole Drilling Motors. Mike enjoys golfing, hunting, and especially FISHING with Wounded Soldiers through REEL THANX.