"I oversee and support one of the best direct care teams out there"
Mike has been nominated as an Everyday Hero as a part of the very first Everyday Hero series honoring the Riverside Weekday Evening Primary team. Mike is their supervisor and makes working at Passage extra special.
What does mental health mean to you?
“The ability to handle stressful events in the midst of a flurry of emotions.”
If you could have any career you wanted (talent, education not required), what would it be and why?
“I would like to own and operate and bar and grill.”
What is your favorite thing to do this time of year?
“Spend time in the woods hiking or hunting.”
What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
“I received a compliment from the owner of a company when I was handing in my two week notice and it has always stuck with me. He said he knew that the day would come when I would be leaving the job because he knew that I was not challenge enough there and that I would be successful at what ever I wanted to do.”
Name three people in history (dead or alive) with whom you would want to sit down to dinner.
- Apostle Paul, I need some clarification of a few things he wrote.
- Martin Luther, I would like to know what gave him the courage to confront the Church of his time knowing, it would change everything.
- Anyone of the founding fathers It would be interesting to know what they had in mind when they started this nation.
Tell us a fun fact that you're proud of.
“I think I am the most proud of the fact that I left everything at the age of 37 to start over and go back to school and have earned two degrees since then.”
What is the earliest memory you have of life in Northwestern Wisconsin?
“Deer camp with friends in Minong.”
What would the title of your autobiography be?
“I Have No Idea What I am Doing; Confessions of a Jack of All Trades”
If you could send one message to someone struggling with their mental health out in the world, what would it be?
“Hang in there, you are not alone.”
Finally, do you have a favorite quote or saying you'd like to share?
“It is better to be hated for what you are, than loved for something you are not.”