After joining the Der Manouel Insurance group in 1992, he acquired the company from his father in 1997. Mike is a 1985 graduate of California State University Fresno with a degree in Business Administration, Accounting. He later obtained his CPA designation in the State of Indiana in 1991. Mike is married to the former Melissa Le Blanc and the couple has two children, a son, Grant, and a daughter, Evie. He is an avid follower of politics, and enjoys spending time with his family, reading and playing golf.