Mike grew up in Boston before moving to Dallas in 1993. He played youth hockey there as well as in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan for a year during high school. Mike spent four years playing at Division III Lawrence University and majored in Economics.
After college, Mike lived in Minnesota and was an assistant coach for the Chaska High School program. He moved back to Dallas in 2011 and has been coaching with the Dallas Stars Elite AAA organization, most recently with the U16 group the last 3 seasons.
Mike currently lives in Parker, Texas with his wife and daughter.