Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Mike has always had a passion for anything with wheels. In High School, Mike was one of “those Guys” that rode a motorcycle. As soon as he was old enough, (1971) he went to work at the local Honda Shop. He was in the motorcycle department, and really loved that. Mike would go on to race the AMA Pro Road Racing Circuit for 15 years before deciding that off road racing might be fun too. While two wheels are fun, four wheels pay the bills, so Mike worked at dealers until deciding to go out on his own and have his own successful automotive repair shop. Mike had his business for 31 years before focusing his passion for the automotive field toward broadcasting and journalism in 2003.