Prior to joining NCARB in 2011, Mike held senior positions at the International Code Council (ICC), ICF International, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Colorado Governor's Office of Energy Conservation. He began his career with 10 years as an assistant city attorney specializing in land use, zoning and planning, code enforcement, historic preservation, and human resources management. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Juris Doctorate from the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California, where he served on the Law Review.
Mike currently serves on the Executive Board of the Federations of Associations of Regulatory Boards (FARB) and on the Board of the Washington Architectural Foundation. He has served as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University and is a former trustee of the Association of State Floodplain Managers' (ASFPM) Foundation Board. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the District of Columbia Preservation League.
Additionally, Mike has authored a number of articles for professional journals and provided testimony before committees of the U.S. Congress. He is also licensed to practice law in Colorado and before the U.S. Supreme Court.