Mike is a graduate of the Tom Rose School school, Michael Ellis School professional school, Logan Haus school and the world-renowned NePoPo school of professional dog training. He has over 18 years of dog training experience ranging from working with household pets to high level working canines performing police, military, and countless other working functions. 

​Most notably, Mike served both his community and country with valor as a Police Officer and Army Captain Combat Veteran. Mike earned a Masters of Business Administration with honors from the University of Mary.

​As an AKC Evaluator, Mike lives to empower families with the ability to directly shift the family and pet dynamic resulting in a positive, fulfilling family/dog relationship. Seeing a happy dog who knows how it fits into the family is Mike’s passion.