Mike is the current ODTUG president, has served as ODTUG vice president, ODTUG Oracle Open World technical content leader, ODTUG SIG chair, and 2008 Kaleidoscope Conference Chair. Mike was named an Oracle ACE in June, 2010, and writes a regular column for Oracle Magazine.

Mike is a Project Manager / DBA with Hortica Insurance and Employee Benefits, an insurance company dedicated to providing the very highest quality insurance products and employee benefits to the horticultural industry. Mike has over 20 years of experience – consulting with the Department of Defense, working for a large clothing and shoe retailer, in addition to his current position. He has led many successful projects throughout his career including leading a development team to create a rating system for worker’s compensation insurance, using Designer, Developer, Reports, and other third-party tools. He has also taken part in many database upgrades/migrations and disaster recovery planning and testing.