President of Contract Poultry Growers Association of the Virginia’s which includes broiler, pullet, egg producers and turkey growers in West Virginia and Virginia. Board member or officer of Organization for Competitive Markets, Allegheny Highlands Alliance, West Virginia Special Olympics, Potomac Highlands Wounded Warrior Outreach, and South Fork Ruritan Club. Also a member of American Legion and National Wild Turkey Federation.
Retired Special Agent for U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement and former State of West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Section Conservation Officer.
Owns and farms 350 acres in Pendleton County, West Virginia raising broilers for Pilgrim’s Pride that are processed at the Moorefield, WV processing plant and angus beef cattle.
Started in the poultry business in 2001 with turkeys and switched to broilers in 2004. Broiler facility is two houses 50X624 feet starting up to 99,000 birds per flock.
Mike and wife Melissa live on their poultry farm near Fort Seybert, WV and also have another farm in Upper Tract, WV. Mike has two sons Christopher who is a PhD in Forensic Psychology and teaches at Palo Alto University and Zachary who teaches at University of Colorado and a daughter Hanna who is the Communications and Marketing Director for the City of Fairmont, WV.