Mike was raised on a Stanthorpe sheep property, and he and his wife run sheep and cattle on their three property aggregation of Waroona, Bellfield and Ban Ban in the Stonehenge district. Mike is Deputy Mayor of the Barcoo Shire, Deputy Chair Central West Wild Dog Control Fence Steering Committee, along with other community and industry groups. He is particularly keen on controlling Prickly Acacia, Parkinsonia, wild dogs and feral pigs.
- Deputy Mayor of Barcoo Shire Council
- Deputy Chair of Central West Wild Dog Control Fence Steering Committee
- Director of a private agricultural enterprise (Waroona Station, Stonehenge)
- Member of Stonehenge Campdraft and Rodeo Association
- Member of Agforce
- Certificate in Animal Husbandry (Queensland Agricultural College)