Mike is a Laramie native who has worked 26 of his 28 year hair career in Historic Downtown Laramie. He together with his spouse Monika opened The Palatium Hair Studio in May of 2000, and later in 2012 they expanded and partnered with Aveda.

Mike believes that his longevity in the hair world is due to his commitment in continuing to invest in education for a loyal group of guests that have chosen to frequent The Palatium for their hair needs.

These days Mike stands behind the chair 20 hours a week while sharing his time as a Sales Associate at Hammontree Real Estate.

In his spare time Mike enjoys spending time in the outdoors skiing, camping, hiking, exploring, and spending time with his adult family and 2 grandsons. In the future he Mike plans on gaining more experiences through travel.