Mike is a 1994 graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. After graduation,he served on active duty as a surface warfare officer for 6.5 years. His tours of duty included time aboard a guided missile cruiser, an aircraft carrier, and a final tour of duty on faculty at Annapolis teaching Naval Strategy and Tactics.
He left active duty in 2000, and is the founder of College Inroads, LLC, an education consulting firm based in Austin, Texas. Additionally, he serves as a Regional Vice President for The College Funding Service Center based in Waterford, CT. He is a member of the Higher Education Consultants of America (HECA), and National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), He has also served as a board member and Executive Director of The National Collegiate Advocacy Group (NCAG) a 501(c)3 organization based in New York.
He earned a Master’s degree in Education at the University of Texas at Austin,specializing in College and University Student Personnel Administration. He was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education, in 2007. He has been invited to speak at national conferences, seminars, and web events regarding his study focus, strategic enrollment management in higher education.
Aside from professional pursuits, he enjoys camping, music production and automated lighting design, gardening and home improvement projects, and spending time with his family. He is married to Jennifer Baca Davila.