After a having a go at racing bicycles in the US and Italy, Mike went to work as a welder in the aerospace industry in South Florida.

Mike is an FAA certified tig welder for steel, aluminum and titanium in aviation and is 753 Reynolds certified. Wanting to apply his welding skills to his passion for cycling Mike attended the United Bicycle Institute for framebuilding.

Since then Mike has built more then 100 frames and forks. In the fall of 2010 Mike left the aviation industry to become a full time framebuilder.