As the President of Performing Arts Consultants, I am so proud of my staff and how they have and continue to serve the performing arts community over the past 34 years. As a former band director, I will never stop enjoying the excitement that our festivals and events bring to young and impressionable performers.
What is your favorite musical instrument and why?
I’ve always loved the drums! Starting with knives and forks at the dinner table, I soon was able to purchase my first drum set. As a self-taught drummer, I was able to find my way into my first rock band, which eventually paid my way through college in later years. Thanks to the natural rhythm in me, I continued through college all the way up to a Doctor of Music degree as a percussion major.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A rock star drummer… who wouldn’t?!
What is your favorite mode of transportation and why?
Anything on the water works for me. I live on the coast, work on cruise ships and have a Coast Guard Captain’s license.
If a book was written about your life, what would the title be and why?
If Mike Can Do It… Anyone Can
Growing up, let’s just say I wasn’t the brightest bulb in the box. However, at some point in my life, I woke up to smell the roses. Shortly after, I made the college dean’s list, became a band director, started a major music festival/travel company, toured as a rock drummer, earned a PhD., was nominated for an Emmy Award, had two great kids and married an amazing woman… just to name a few!
What is your dream travel destination?
I’ve been fortunate enough to have traveled to every destination I can dream of! To date, my favorite travel destination is the British Virgin Islands.