Mike was born in Jonesboro and graduated from Nettleton High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Arkansas State University. He moved to Paragould when he married his bride, Amy, and has been living here for the past 17 years. He has 3 children--Bella, Hallie, and Lucas and has a schnauzer named Baxter. Mike spends most of his down time watching his kids play sports and he also enjoys spending time on or in the water any chance he gets. He is a member of Southside Community Church and a member of the Paragould Chamber of Commerce.
Mike’s experience in the insurance industry stretches back to 2007 where he first got started cold calling for a property and casualty agency. Mike soon obtained his license and began selling insurance in 2008. He spent the next 2 years learning as much as he could about residential property and casualty and then changed focus and became a Life Insurance Guru. From 2010 until 2014, Mike worked for American General Life and Accident as an agent for 18 months and as an Associate Manager for 30 months. During those 4 years Mike became an expert in the Life Insurance industry and trained and mentored more than a dozen agents. Mike left AG in June of 2014 to pursue his dream of owning his own agency. Mike decided his agency would be a one stop shop for his clients so he negotiated contracts with multiple insurance companies and brokerages and now has one of the most unique insurance agencies in Northeast Arkansas. The focus at SIA is broad covering property and casualty (both residential and commercial), life insurance, and employee benefits. Mike feels his clients need only to have one insurance agent, so why can’t he be that one agent?