Beginning a lifelong love of rhythm at the age of 3 when he was first introduced to a drum kit, and with formal drum instruction beginning at age 10, Mike has been developing his hard hitting, high-energy-with-groove style as long as he can remember.

After spending his formative years on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, Mike relocated to Seattle in 1992 and quickly began performing with a number of local bands playing original rock throughout the Pacific Northwest. Soon after his arrival, local producer Neil Rush tapped him as the drummer for acts playing the casino circuit as well as providing the beat for numerous session gigs.

By 1998 Mike was focusing on his work with the Seattle band Jughead, working on material for their sophomore album and playing nonstop club gigs around the city. Before their dissolution in 1999, the band was asked to open for Motley Crue at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle which proved to be their last show. With half of the members of Jughead, Mike was then instrumental in the formation of Underride - a straight ahead, four on the floor, rock band.

Looking for the opportunity to explore a more technical musical direction, Mike left Underride in 2000 and fell in with recent Maryland transplants, Windowpane, who were in the process of relentless gigging around the Seattle area following the release of their debut EP. The band was successful enough that they soon attracted the attention of Producer and Pearl Jam’s front of house engineer, Brett Eliason. With production duties provided by Eliason, Windowpane released the full length album “Push” (2001). Their follow-up album, “The Silence” (2006), co-produced by Windowpane and Scott Olson, features Mike as assistant engineer.

In 2001, Mike was chosen by KNDD 107.7 "The End" listeners to be the drummer for their "Making an End Band" promotion. This quickly formed band, called "Perfect Strangers", after recording a 3-song EP engineered and produced by Mike, performed at The End's annual "Board This" snowboard competition along with Union Underground, Saliva and New Found Glory. Producer, Ronan Chris Murphy, who works with top session talents like Terry Bozio, Tony Levin, and Pat Mastelotto, also hired Mike to lend drum talents on numerous studio sessions. One of which, Kellee Bradley’s album “Waiting” featured a song “Red Dirt Road”, which went on to win first place in the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition.

After many years of endless rock shows, the production of two records, and a newly developed set of engineering skills, Mike left Windowpane and Seattle to relocate back to the Olympic Peninsula with his family. Mike maintains his chops playing with friends and working in his home studio as often as possible. He is currently available for session and engineering work in any musical style.

Mike plays DW Drums, hardware and pedals with Sabian Cymbals. His preferred method of audio acquisition is Pro Tools 9, and is available for in person or remote work.