Born and raised in Virginia, Mike attended college at James Madison University. His first career in the manufactured housing industry brought him to Tucson in the early 90’s. He quickly transitioned from retail sales into management where he coordinated the efforts of finance, sales, construction and business teams on a local and regional level. Mike’s love for helping his customers realize their dream of home ownership led to a natural focus on common sense planning in order to achieve those dreams. His interest for finance and passion for helping others led him to switch careers; he became a Financial Advisor with a national firm in 2008. After several years building and servicing a successful practice, Mike and his partner Jeffrey Belokin created Wealth Building Strategies, an independent wealth management firm.
Mike really enjoys meeting one on one with his clients, earning their trust and creating an individualized roadmap to identify and plan for each client’s specific financial goals. He believes in investing in his client relationships so that he can create financial plans that allow his clients to effectively pursue their goals based on their resources and specific risk tolerance. Mike is fully licensed to assist clients with all their investment, insurance, retirement and planning needs.
After twenty three years here, Mike has truly made Tucson his home, even earning Wildcat status by completing a degree at the University of Arizona in 2006. He is committed to Tucson community, volunteering his time and talents to help young people involved in Junior Achievement and regularly participating in community service projects. He and his wife, Laurie, have been married for almost twenty years; together they enjoy juggling the craziness of family life with three children and two chocolate labs.