A lawyer and social worker by profession, Mike is ICL's Executive Director. He has an extraordinary record of achievement as a teacher, organizer, and community leader, serving as Legal Advisor to the Métis National Council, Executive Director of the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team, Governor of Fleming College, President of the Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce, Director of Communications for the National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA's Capital Campaign, and Co-Founder of the Community Association of Kawartha Lakes.
In 2022 he was elected Councillor, Ward 3, in the City of Kawartha Lakes, and until 2023 served as a member of ICL's Board of Directors. Mike has also been recognized as Citizen of the Year in his hometown for local work helping fight poverty, build community, and enhance accessibility, diversity, and inclusion. He is a proud past member of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves and hosts a funky radio show on 100.9 Canoe FM.