Mike started dancing in 1964 with a group of teens in White Bear Lake. The kids in the club learned to call as well as dance. He enjoyed the calling just as much of the dancing and continued to call, with the exception of 1965-1968 when he had lung surgery.
Mike danced and called at many of the clubs in the Twin City area as a single, until May of 1971 while at Spares & Pairs, where he met Sandy. They became instant partners and were married in December of 1971 (Mike then had his permanent partner and caller hauler). They both love square dancing and the people they have met along the way will always be their friends.
Mike has taught for many years at all levels through Advanced. He now teaches Mainstream and Plus. Mike has called at National Conventions, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin State Conventions, several weekends and clubs in the Midwest. Mike loves calling and teaching people to dance.
Mike has recorded with both Cheyenne Records and Dance Ranch Records He has 13 recordings to date.
Mike is a member of Callerlab, MSDCA and Swingmasters. He is also licensed by BMI/ASCAP.