When Mike is not in the kitchen creating amazing food, or developing new recipes, he can be found enjoying a lightly sweetened cup of black tea on his porch working to turn a phrase.
Mike was born in New York and grew up mainly in Connecticut. He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelors Degree in History and a Minor in Psychology. Several years later Mike added the School of Pastoral Ministry to his educational background.
Mike’s working career began with his first job at a golf course in Connecticut picking of golf balls on the driving range. Eventually, Mike progressed both on the job and with his golf game and become the Assistant Golf Professional.
After an invitation by a friend Mike switched jobs and began working in the Restaurant business where he would soon find another passion, cooking. As a Head Chef for nearly nine years, Mike excelled in the culinary field and even had some of his creations featured on the LA News. But, after volunteering in ministry for many years Mike responded to an opportunity to enter full time ministry.
Mike served in several pastoral positions from Youth Pastor to Senior Pastor and it was during Mike’s time as a Senior Pastor that he began to feel God was leading him to begin writing.
Having two non-fiction books published Mike has just finished his third book, "The Armageddon Conspiracy" which is his first Novel. Already receiving some great early reviews this book is due out in the fall of 2016. The "The Armageddon Initiative." is the first book in the Armageddon Series, Mike has already started working on book two, "The Vatican Cipher."
As is often the case, life is filled with many unexpected twists and turns, and one such twist was Mike's return to the Culinary field. "Once a Chef always a Chef" is Mike's opinion and it was only natural to accept the invitation to become Executive Chef at a high end Gourmet Market in Malibu.
As if Mike wasn't busy enough as an author and chef, he has recently launched his own Spice Company. Spicy Rooster is Chef Mike's personal line of handcrafted organic spice blends! To find out more about these versatile and flavorful blends visit www.SpicyRooster.com.
Mike lives in California with his wife Colette where he works as an Executive Chef by day and novel writer by night. In Mike's spare time (what little there is of it) he enjoys reading, surfing, traveling, playing guitar, trying new food creations, and taking walks with his Beagle.