Longtime advocate and champion of Downtown Phoenix and the Arts, Mike brings his passion and enthusiasm to KIF. The creative force behind the unique art boutique hotel, Found:re Phoenix, Mike served as the hotel’s on-site Curator. Prior to Found:re, Mike curated and managed numerous art galleries, was the owner of After Hours Gallery and is a former Board Chairman and Director of ArtLink. He is currently a Commissioner on the City of Phoenix, Arts & Culture Commission and Chair of the Public Art Committee.
Mike co-founded Max & Lucy, a stationery, manufacturing, and greeting card company for which he headed operations and sales. Before Phoenix, he worked at AT&T for 20+ years in various marketing, advertising and sales positions. He has served as a judge for numerous juried art shows and is often asked to speak to student groups, businesses and community organizations on the importance of Art in place-making, community and economic development.