Serving 24 years as a Special Agent and Executive with the FBI, Mike worked to combat organized crime, complex fraud, corruption, terrorism, cyber crime, gang violence, drug trafficking, kidnappings, and foreign intelligence operations throughout the U.S. and around the globe. He planned and oversaw numerous security operations for major events, to include Olympic games, the FIFA World Cup, the Democratic National Convention, the Alpine World Ski Championships, and meetings of the World Trade Organization. Mike also served in the FBI’s SWAT program for over 15 years, participating in and overseeing dozens of high risk tactical operations. From 2008 to 2015, Mike led all of the FBI’s criminal investigations and the FBI’s critical incident response program in Colorado and Wyoming as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge. Over the course of his career, Mike also served in investigative and leadership positions in Salt Lake City, Washington D.C., San Diego, Italy, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In 2015, Mike left the FBI to serve as the eighth Director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. In that position, Mike led one of the state’s primary criminal justice agencies and nearly 300 colleagues working in the critical public safety areas of criminal investigations, forensic services, and criminal justice information.
A graduate of the University of Wyoming, Mike earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and later his Juris Doctor. He is an active member of the Wyoming Bar and a licensed private investigator in Colorado.