Mike is Executive Director of the Community Foundation of the San Luis Valley and owns Café del Valle in Antonito, Colorado. Mike served as Founding Director of the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships as a political appointee of then-Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. Mike has also served as Executive Director of the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) and the Chinook Fund. Mike is a 2018 BALLE Fellow. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and exploring the beauty of the San Luis Valley of Colorado.