Whenever Mike gets a whiff of Calvin Klein Obsession, it remains one of the very few memories he has of his father who passed away when he was a child. Born in Athens, OH, Mike has bounced around from living in Illinois, Texas and now calls Milwaukee home. Mike loves sneakers and always has. It’s no wonder he’s a Store Manager for a shoe company. “The smell of new shoes and opening the box I haven't seen in person before is a gift in itself.” Mike also likes to think of himself as somewhat of a wine sommelier as he has all the confidence in the world that he can recommend the best wine for your lady.


What do you wake up thinking about?

I wake up and calculate exactly how long I have until I need to fulfill my daily obligations, to the minute. It's a curse. 


What's your morning ritual?

I'm a creature of habit so my mornings are usually... Snooze alarm, Check any notifications on my phone until snooze sounds. Piss, wash the sleep out of my eyes, then take the dog outside. Once he's done I feed him while I make my coffee, then drink my coffee while shit, shower, and shave. After that it's just get dressed for the day and depart. 


How does social media play into your daily life?

I have an Instagram and Facebook account. I basically go on them throughout the day every day, whether or not I actually post. I use it as a way to pass time when I'm bored.


Are we more connected or disconnected than before?

I feel like real life interaction is so different now. I think that most people who have social media are more concerned about the "likes" they might get from people they don't know. That's not to say everyone is that way. Technology has brought us closer to the opposite side of the world then ever before, but has pushed us farther from the people closest to us.


What is most important to you in life?

I want to leave a legacy. I want for the people I've interacted with to remember me and to somehow leave a positive impact on their lives.