Mike began his talk by telling us of the importance to him of the "Declaration of Rotarians in Business and the Professions", a document that provides specific guidelines for the high ethical standards called for in the Object of Rotary.
Mike told us some aspects of his life story.  He played semi-professional baseball, earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a masters in adult education, was in the 104th Division of the U.S Army in their intelligence group, worked many years in the electrical power industry and was a lobbyist for the electrical industry throughout his career at city, county and state levels of government.  Later in life, Mike got his license as a securities advisor and started a new direction in his life for the last 25 years.
Mike is married to Diane and they have two children.  Mike became a registered principal with LPL. Together Mike and Di run the Gold Canyon Private Client Services office on King's Ranch Rd.  They spend countless hours counseling individuals and families on financial matters.
Mike credits Rotary as one of the strongest shaping influences in his life.  Mike says "Rotary continues to be my strength during our service to others."