Interim Executive Director
Mike joined Phoenix Pride as Interim Executive Director in January of 2018 and has been prominent Community Leader in the Metropolitan Phoenix LGBTQ Community for the past 30 years. Since 1992, he has been the Owner and President of popular Scottsdale LGBTQ bar/nightclub BS West, since 1992. His experience includes extensive background in financial management, staff leadership, community engagement and event production. He has served as a Festival Entertainment Manager and the Pageant Director for Phoenix Pride since 2013, and joined the Phoenix Pride Board of Directors in 2017.
In addition, he serves as Board Director and Chief of Staff for USofA Pageantry, and he previously held a three-year term on the Board of Directors of local LGBTQ youth support organization one•n•ten.
In Mike’s downtime, you can often find him taking in a show with some of Phoenix’s amazing Female Impersonators or exploring the city with his Pug, Buddy and Beagle, Scooby.